Joop Corbin - swomp wrote:
I think in temperate climates, when eating part and adding the rest of the plant back to the soil, you will probably not go back to zero in what you've taken out and put back into the soil.
For this equation i think it's also good to realize that the a very big part* of the biomass of the plant is not build from what it takes from the soil (nitrogen, phosphor, potassium, magnesium,
Remember that plants use up a lot of energy from the sun by photosynthesis.
they also fix carbon from the air in a greatr quantity than the food you would normally get from most plants.
Grow cover crops and return all biomass to the soil and it will "build up" meaning you will be putting back more than you took out.
Think about how much energy a tree has stored in its wood.
When the wood is burnt the energy is set free again...
Cannot have too much Biomass.