Weeds, the Guardians of the Soil


Managing Unwanted Weeds Recap

  • Chop and drop weeds to help improve soil quality
  • Cover the weeds with cardboard to starve them from light
  • Call your helpers in – chickens, ducks and other small farm animals
  • Eat the weeds that are edible and safe
  • Make a biofertilizer to share the nutrients around the garden
  • See the weeds as the guardians and messengers of soil, take note of what they are trying to say. Use your permaculture principles and methods to develop ways to manage the weeds in a way that will save you time, energy and improve soil life.

Edible Weeds

Do you have any amazing weed recipes to share? We will look deeper into eating and preparing weeds in module ten.


Cover Crops


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