thepumpkin wrote:Would this also work for typical walnut leaves? I know they shouldn't be used for mulching because of the tannins, but maybe for composting should be fine.
[url=https://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/resources/resource_search.php?term=10]Here's[/url] a page from the U. of Washington Botanic Gardens Q&A service re. walnut leaves. The majority sentiment seems to be "better off without walnut leaves in the compost, but if you must use them, let the compost age quite well before using it."
I only wish
I had a lot big enough for three pecan trees and walnut trees into the bargain! Our lot is 50'x100', and most of it is either house or pavement (the carport is at the back of the lot, so there's a driveway the entire depth of the lot).
Most of what little is left is claimed by the redwood, planted on purpose
by the builder's grandchildren in 1961 (from personal conversation with one of said grandchildren in 2008, a lady then in her late 60s, maybe early 70s, to judge from appearance). I have 96 sq ft of veggies in raised beds and, in ambitious years, when I plant out by the street, can get this number up to approx. 120 sq ft. Woo-hoo!
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9