Antibubba wrote:If they are welcome, then they aren't weeds, are they?
I've never noticed any reduction in the number of weeds in a healthy garden
basjoos wrote: I think the weed-free approach to gardening has its roots in short season gardens in cool climates where you want to expose a lot of bare soil to the sun early in the spring to warm it up faster to extend the growing season and where soil temperatures are too cold for most of the year for significant oxidation of organic matter in the soil.
Do you, or anyone else have more information about this? I'm trying to understand my 'weeds' and to listen to what they're telling me about the soil but I'm only just beginning to learn their language.
You can use the presence or absence of certain weeds to tell if you need to add nutrients to the soil.
Brenda Groth wrote:
...also I let the hoary alyssum grow outside of the garden proper, as it is a great trap crop bof some kind of beetle that has a read body with some dark black marks on either side..no not ladybugs.