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Re: Fall Leaves Make a Great Garden Mulch

I'm clearly doing something wrong. I've tried dumping our leaves on the vegetable garden before, but they didn't break down over the winter. Most of them had already been shredded. Turning them under in the spring made it difficult to sow small seeds. Also, I've always wondered if using leaves this way (also to mulch around the fall crops) falls under "garden debris" that I'm supposed to clear the garden of so all the awful bugs we had this summer won't have a safe place to hide over the winter? (I'm thinking scorched earth approach right now.) Any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong? I've got tons of leaves and do use them for landscaping use in the fall, and would love to help the soil in the veggie plot too.