[permaculture] Pond Plant
identi1956 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 29 11:11:37 EST 2007
All these "invasive" pond plants have one thing in common. Continuous sources of nutrients. They
are a response to this alone.
Turn off the nutrient faucet and whoops they die back. You can accelerate their reduction also by
introduction of microbial consortium colonizations. There is nothing really invasive about these
plants, they are involved in resource recovery.
In the mean time the water quality is improved so that higher aquatic organisms can continue to
If your water is not a sewer you will not have this problem. Clean up your act folks. Better house
keeping is all it takes.
Ask where does the 'flush' go, sewers or septic? What lawn cultural tech are you using? What ag
tech is nearby or up stream. What industry or food processing?
Are their outlets clean?
About 30 years ago I was fishing a stream adjacent to a College for trout and I came across this
clay tile outlet into the stream as I was casting the opposite shore. Much to my surprise human
feces were flowing directly out of it into the stream, from the College.
You figure there are enough brains hired there that maybe this kind of thing might not be
happening? Welcome to the human race.
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