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Weeds: Guardians of the Soil by Joseph A. Cocannouer  RSS feed

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Has anyone read this book "Weeds:Guardians of the Soil"?
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I haven't read it cover-to-cover, but have read portions of it. It is full of useful info for natural growing.

It is available as a free download (110 pg PDF) from:

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I read it a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I like the author's style of writing and the information in it is quite useful. It incorporates many methods and concepts that would fit in here. It gives some useful facts on the weeds that are needed for different situations, and stresses the needs to have a controlled weed population. I've been taking his methods to heart this season, though weeds can get out of hand (for me buttercups mostly, but the clover is doing great). I'd suggest giving it a read, plus it's free. I'll list the contents below:

1. Weeds and Youth
2. Weeds and Weeds
3. Weeds and the Soil World
4. The Fertility Chain and Soil Balance
5. Plant Roots
6. Weeds as Mother Crops
7. Weeds in the Rotation
8. Weeds and Pasture Improvement
9. Weeds in the Compost
10. Weeds as Food
11. Weeds and Wildlife
12. Sponge Structure versus Dams
13. Here and Yon
14. Nature's Togetherness Law
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i wanted to thank you for posting this, and thank the person who posted a link, its been a very good read full of useful information, though i disagree with his plowing ideas its definately useful:)
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