Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:06
I had leaves in black bags and old recycle bins this year and kept checking the recycle bins, as the level lowered I topped them up with leaves from the black bags. Each time the recylce bins were checked I gave the leaves a good scrunching and shake to break up the leaves and distribute the moisture, the top layer was often dry, bottom layer wet.
I spread the mould on a veg bed a few weeks ago, it hadn't completely broken down but open to the elements it has now. I've done the same for a couple of years now with no problems.
I found, each time the bins were checked, tree seeds had germinated and picked out what could be seen.