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Fall leaves and faded garden plants make great compost

Curbside leaf and brush removal dates will be here before we know it. If you dread filling sacks with fallen leaves, a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist suggests a less agonizing and more rewarding alternative.

"The carbon content of fallen leaves is a perfect pairing for the nitrogen content of annual landscape plants in the compost bin," says Marlin Bates.

However, it’s unlikely that the proportion of fallen leaves to

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