Leaves for composting
by Ellen Bradford
(Tallahassee, FL, USA)
I would like to use leaves as compost in my no-dig garden. The nearest trees to my garden plot are oak, pine and hickory. Is there anything about the leaves, and pine straw, of those trees that would make them unsafe as compost?
I live in North Florida, so our climate is sub-tropical and our winters rarely drop into the teens.