Encouraging volunteer and wild plants to grow together in a beneficial polyculture has many benefits. Volunteer plants usually tend to seed themselves well and are generally pretty tough and vigorous growers, which can be very helpful traits to have in a crop. They also can reduce the job of planting seeds. Who doesn't like less work?
To get certified for this BB, you will need to show 3 species of volunteer plants and 2 species of selected wild plants growing together, and a brief description of what you did to encourage the polyculture, like mulching or selective chop and drop.
This thread talks about selecting volunteers as a useful trait in plant breeding, and has a good discussion about volunteer plants in general.
- A picture and identification of the 3 species of volunteers and 2 species of selected wild plants
- A brief description on how you encouraged the volunteers and selected the wild plants (ie mulch, selective chop and drop)
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