Remind me Not
to sit next to you at the next meeting.
Nice garden too! I've got snow right now.
I knew you meant dry leaves.
And honestly, it all depends on the ratios if you want to cool the pile.
Slurp a lot of coffee, then go here- Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio - Composting 101
(It's just a chart... promise.)
So, some dried leaves equals fuel for the "heat"
Too many dried leaves equals a "stall out" or cold compost.
Remembering that there is already some bedding/carbons mixed in with the manure anyway, which is what makes the pile cook.
It's like muffins girl...
Too much flour equals little dense door stop stones.
Too much liquid equals mushy crepes in a muffin pan.
Just the right ratio equals yummy, moist, and delish!