Did you know that dry leaves contain twice as many minerals as manure? Most trees are deep rooted and absorb minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus etc from deep in the ground. These elements then make their way to the leaves, making them an ideal ingredient in any bio-fertilizer. Shredding the dry leaves helps speed up their decomposition. At #TheIbnii_Coorg dry leaves compost and #vermicompost are the only manure used to grow fruits and vegetables in our bio-garden.