Permaculture collection – 2º Working the soil

Working the soil is create the best habitat for our land, so that, it may always stay fertilized, moist and dark, or blanket.

If we apply this rule on a piece of land not too big, we can do it with the mulching (pile of leaves). This coverage means that proliferate in the soil fungi, microbes, insects and earthworms that, in addition to fertilize the ground, keep it aerated through an own internal machining.

If we talk about a larger area this type of coverage will not be adequate, because it is too expensive and complicated to develop, so that we can plant plants that cover, such as corn de Guinea, good for cover larger field together with other plants such as : beans, sweet clover, rye, Llano de quinoa, flax.

Many times happens that the field is also covered with weeds, which ultimately did not present themselves as having to uproot weeds, in fact, will help us to fight other weeds that are harmful to our soil. To fight the only enemy of our cultivate “couch grass” we can use different natural herbicides such as flax, onion, thistle, grapes of the mountain, quinoa de Llano, kapikil, tetragonal, sweet clover, beans, alfalfa. The couch grass is kept away from the land because implementing a process of non-soil tillage, compact and hardens the top of the soil. In the book of Permaculture Collection 2 you can find all the information in case that you have a land that you are about to transform by permaculture, is totally gritty or clayey and not suitable to cultivate that want to do, because it is covered with grass or simply because the ground is compacted in time, and being gritty has not retained the principles to make sure that is fertile for all plants that we would like to planting later.

After you have all the information, you need to prepare your soil, it’s the time of seeding, in this case we don’t speak about any kind of  associations… for the time being the worst combination could lead to a good result!
Planting, planting, planting even where it seems there is no place.

The book also explains the various forms of use plants “weeds” to begin planting in hectares or small pieces of land.

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Colección Permacultura 02 Labranza Cero


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