Are partially decomposed leaves OK source of carbon?
I am a new composter and have just emptied my first batch of wonderful compost. Very exciting!. Now I want to start a new batch, but IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve used up most of my leaves and have no grass clippings. What I DO have are several bags of mostly decomposed leaves and twigs left over from my yard crewÃ¯Â¿Â½s 2012 Spring clean up. My question is: since this material is already 3/4 decomposed, can I use it as my carbon source in my new compost pile until I have a new crop of leaves or should I just go ahead and spread it in my yard & flower beds?