Welcome to Leaf Mulch Lady Tree and Plant Nursery ...
Why Leaf Mulch Lady? because my father grew the most exquisite zucchini, tomatoes, and corn in our Brooklyn backyard using little more than leaf mulch.
And because tree leaves are the world's ambassadors from the nutrient rich crevices deep within the earth. That's where all the minerals are, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium, selenium, boron, etc. Tree roots, sometimes growing to more than 200 feet, search deep within the earth to find this 'mineral soup' that nourishes the body of the tree, the fruit, and especially the leaves.
When tree leaves fall, they deposit these crucial minerals from deep within the earth to the surface layer of the soil, availing these nutrients to smaller plants and the creatures (including us) who eat these plants for food.