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Which Plants Thrive Best in Bacterial/Fungal Dominant Soil?  RSS feed

 
Dee Martinez
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I heard in a podcast a while back that certain plants prefer a more fungal soil environment and some a more bacterial-dominant soil environment.  I understand that trees prefer a more fungal environment, but I was wondering if anyone here knows which plants (more particularly which annual vegetables/herbs) prefer which environment, or if someone could point me to a good online resource for this information?

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I am very interested in hearing the answers to this.  Personally, I'm not convinced that garden plants prefer bacteria dominated soil as opposed to fungally dominated soil, but it may be that I just haven't seen the right evidence.  Good question.
 
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Here's a webpage which explores how different plant communities prefer different ratios of fungi to bacteria:  http://sheldonfrith.com/2015/09/08/infographic-a-guide-to-ecological-companion-planting-in-temperate-climates/
 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:Here's a webpage which explores how different plant communities prefer different ratios of fungi to bacteria:  http://sheldonfrith.com/2015/09/08/infographic-a-guide-to-ecological-companion-planting-in-temperate-climates/


Assuming his information is true, what effect does that have on us (the collective us) and various guilds that mix plants from all of those groups?
 
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Oh, wow!  Thanks, Tyler. This was very helpful. Apparently the guy also has a spreadsheet with this info. that he's willing to e-mail upon request.  Don't mind if I do!
 
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