• Make mulch. Leaves are rich in potassium and micronutrients, which can be returned to the soil and eventually to your plants.
• Insulate plants. Leaves help insulate tender plants from winter wind and cold.
• Reduce. To help speed up the decomposition process, rake leaves into low piles and mow over several times. By shredding your leaves you will greatly reduce the decomposition process.
• Add to your garden. Leaves feed earthworms and beneficial microbes.
And don’t forget to treat yourself to a delicious fall inspired snack afterwards!
ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS
1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C)
Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.
Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com