3476Re: our brother is backwith us!
- Sep 7, 2003Ah! Larry! Isn't being greeted with such warmth truly heartwarming?
*g* We are all glad you are back with us.
On the weeds thing.......Larry......do yourself a favor and see what
weeds are growing first..before you try to erradicate them with any
method. It has been something I have worked with this year a bit. I
have found that weeds may not be the enemy. It is known that the
weeds will bring up nutrients beyond the intended plants' reach for
one thing. I had weeds I left around my strawberries and grapes, for
instance. They were thriving. My dh pulled them one day to be ever
so helpful. The plants stopped thriving. I allowed new weeds to
take their place...and the strawberries and grapes began to thrive
I do realize that some weeds are allelopathic....and can cause other
problems as well. I suspect that we often shoot ourselves in the
foot when we pull them...or in any way remove them from our gardens.
Thinking about Nature's gardens.....Nature doesn't pull weeds, but
allows them to live in tandem with the other plants. I seriously
doubt Nature considers any plants weeds.
I don't know the names of all the weeds I left growing. Going to
work on identifying them soon. I need to find someone to teach me.
Trying to learn them all from books and online is proving confusing.
I do think this may be an important element in successfully growing
Fukuoka's way.....or any other.
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