Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: Perennial weeds and no-till
- It just occurs to me that in Nature no one weeds....so how do things
> grow so well? Isn't that what this list is about...mimicking Naturethe principle of weed utility .
> ala Fukuoka?
GLoria , i apreciate your take on weeds .
the first step away from pure natural farming is to distinguish between
weeds and crops .
- Ingrid Bauer/Jean-Claude Catry wrote:
> It just occurs to me that in Nature no one weeds....so how do thingsCut them down (scythe or sickle) let them lay and rot as mulch; do same with seedling
> > grow so well? Isn't that what this list is about...mimicking Nature
> > ala Fukuoka?
> the principle of weed utility .
> GLoria , i apreciate your take on weeds .
> the first step away from pure natural farming is to distinguish between
weeds that appear later. Plant weeds that shade other weeds and/or are allelopathic;
let them grow then cut them before they go to seeds, and lay and rot as mulch.
You will soon be rid of your weed problem and richer soil with greater tilth and biological activity.
Bermuda and Quack grass: dig it out or bury it deep; or till it then plant a weed that will out compete it.
I've done all of the above and it all works.
and crops .
> A list of allelopathic plants includes oats and white clover, both of[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> which are recommended to grow to create mulch/nutrients for the garden. If
> I plant these, will they release chemicals that will harm my vegetables next
> time they grow in the same space?