julian Gerona wrote:I mean instead of clearing the land why not plant corns densely in the midst of medium size grass. allowing the baby corns to hide in the shade of the grass while their roots has not reach the wet soil deep down. Just when the roots becomes capable of getting enough water the corns will be taller than the grass and deprive the grass of sunlight eventually killing the grass and taking over as host for the soil ecosystem. Nice transition at least in my mind:)
julian Gerona wrote:
Joel Bercardin wrote:Back when I did that, foresters were teaching that in a conifer forest, most of the nutrients are not in the soil but in the trees themselves — until the tree dies, decays, and returns the nutrients to the soil’s biological processes.
I have some problem believing in this teaching. If its true the mountain tops and ridges and inclined surfaces should be barren or nutrient deficient from thousand of years of nutrients wash off. But as we can observe they are as lush as horizontal surfaces. In many cases/fields I have discovered that official teachings are false. Most probably business interest and dubious agendas. You see studies and researchers are funded by big business interest for their own good.
julian Gerona wrote:Redhawk talks extensively of building soil microorganism. But my question remains why would I destroy soil ecosystem if there is a way to preserve it. another theory that comes to mind "any wild lush/dense vegetation has a commensurate dense ecosystem beneath the soil and it take as long o build the ecosystem as the vegetation". Another question coms to mind; " will adding inoculations not disrupt the existing ecosystem" . Redhawkon in one of hos post confirmed what I have learned "that almost all minerals is already in almost all kinds of soil in a form not absorbable by plants. But another theory that comes to mind is that most form of soils favor certain kind of plants; and that the plants that survive on then are the right kinds for them. Or could it be the kind of microorganism in them that determines what plants is best suited. I hope Redhawk or anyone can enlighten me on this.
unless we humans do something to help these pieces of earth, they will stay as they are now, barren clay, unable to even grow weeds (pioneer plants).
Bryant RedHawk wrote:,
actually clay and it does not support pioneer plants