Mr. Kellogg: I don't know, it may have been down a foot, and the leaf mold had been accumulating there for ages.
It should contain an ample supply of humus made of leaf mold.
Woods earth and leaf mold should be used in liberal quantities.
They may be raised from seed by sowing early in spring in a finely sifted soil of leaf mold and garden loam.
Pure sand becomes too dense, and leaf mold alone is usually too loose and open.
The seeds germinate best on leaf mold, but the seedling takes several years to thrust its roots deep into the mineral soil.
For the Teas and Hybrid Teas, mix with soil of this kind about one-quarter of its bulk of sand and leaf mold to lighten it.
If it should happen to be already too sandy, add black loam or leaf mold.
The bed needs soil from the woods, deep and rich and full of leaf mold.
All three girls drew in deep breaths of the fragrant, woodsy odor of leaf mold and dew-kissed ferns.