Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!

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Re: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!

Post: # 275370Post diggernotdreamer »

If you are interested, Basil Caplan has a very good chapter on weeds in his book the Complete Manual of Organic Gardening, if you really want to know, I could try to scan it in and send you the info. Have you tried the rabbits on japanese knotweed, if it is anything like here, there is acres of the stuff all round the place

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diggernotdreamer wrote:If you are interested, Basil Caplan has a very good chapter on weeds in his book the Complete Manual of Organic Gardening, if you really want to know, I could try to scan it in and send you the info.
Oooh! That would be great. Thanks
diggernotdreamer wrote:Have you tried the rabbits on japanese knotweed, if it is anything like here, there is acres of the stuff all round the place
I have. They like it well enough. They will eat all of the young growth, but only strip the leaves from mature canes. In general with the wabbits I find they prefer a selection of foods,,or a juc if you prefer

In dealing with JKW in general I have succesfully erradicated it with repeated cutting drying and composting, but you have to be constant and thorough

Whats the best way to run out of something? treat it as an inexhaustable supply
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Re: Weeds, weeds and more weeds. Help!

Post: # 275381Post tizzy »

There is a very good permaculture dvd called 'Soils' by Geoff Lawton, that's a good place to start. I'm sure if you Google it you should find info too.

Just to be sure ;) I just typed in weeds as dynamic accumulators and loads of stuff came up. Happy reading.

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Weeding ! After all the rain yesterday hopefully they should come up a bit easier.

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This is one days green stuff for the rabbits

You can imagine how fast the weeds dissapear when you have a use for them
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Chickens like chickweed - usually helps as a motive for weeding.

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note to self......get more rabbits, the ones I have are full, obviously have a higher weed to rabbit ratio

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my boys Ginny pigs give me incentive to weed a little every day but never got enough weeds for them and oftern go to local allotments and people there always happy to give me a bag full :iconbiggrin:
Darn that Wabbit

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I know a man who kept Guinea Pigs on his turf roof

The were worried by crow and one by one fell to thier deaths

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Suns shining. Feeling inspired to get outside . Tidy up and tackle some weeds, weeds and more weeds. Here I go.

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The weeds are fighting again ground too dry . We have just had a couple of hours of torrential rain so with the ground softened it should be easier on Sunday.

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Have you considered Selective weeding?

I select for Scarlet Pimpernel and Pansies,because they are purdy, and if the SP flowers are open I know it's not raining
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