You aren't going to get compost out of leave's by themselve's. You need an equal (or more) amount of organic material.I have been doing my research on composting leaves and using them for flower beds in the spring. I was trying to figure out how to make a potential profit off of this by selling by the bag, scoop, or if anyone has had luck with this?
It's important to keep your piles moist so there are no potential fire issues. Here a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdeZFoxAUuUto to a huge compost fire we had 75 miles south of where I live. I think it took several months to get the fire out and it polluted the ground water with all the runoff.It is is real fun to watch them catch themselves on fire and all the FD can do is let them burn. A nursery near my house decomposes all of their stuff, and that happened one evening. It was still burning at 8 the next morning. The FD was there just keeping an eye on it. Apparently it was a good news story bc three of the local news crews were there.
I agree, you will need the right Carbon to Nitrogen ratio.You aren't going to get compost out of leave's by themselve's. You need an equal (or more) amount of organic material.