- Paperback: 179 pages
- Publisher: Devin-Adair Pub (June 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0815972059
- ISBN-13: 978-0815972051
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,315,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Weeds: Guardians of the Soil Paperback – June, 1980
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Shows how the controlled use of the common, ordinary weeks of the backyard and roadside can be a boon to the enlightened gardener or farmer.
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Weeds tend to balance soil deficiencies or surplusses, break up dense soils, provide soil organic matter, regulate soil moisture, contribute to biodiversity, and often provide habitat for beneficial organisms. Identifying the weeds in a given plot provides valuable clues to soil conditions once the preferences of a particular plant are understood. For example, lambs quarters grow in nitrogen-rich disturbed soils. If they appear after incorporating manure, it doesn't necessarily mean the seed was contained in the manure, but that your application has been a success.
You can read this book online at the Holistic Agriculture Library.
I just finished reading it and found it very interesting. I'm hoping to try out what he has to say. It's a bit circular, saying the same thing, but with different stories and situations, but I still found it fascinating to read about weeds in such a way.