[permaculture] Pond Plant

Paul Cereghino paul.cereghino at comcast.net
Mon Jan 29 23:04:40 EST 2007


be forewarned, raccoons like water hyacinth too... but some might 
consider raccoons a yield of you pond as well  ;)  I haven't tried it 
but I just read yesterday that the common speedwell (Veronica americana) 
is a delicacy to some (Schofield, 1989) and grows like a weed.

Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:

>Patrick McKown wrote:
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>>All these "invasive" pond plants have one thing in common. Continuous sources of nutrients. They
>>are a response to this alone.
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>My ponds catch runoff from watersheds with a lot of gardenspace; it either goes into the ponds or
>it fertilizes the neighbor's woods. There is enough nutrient in them to keep duckweed multiplying all winter.
>I'd like to purify this water and produce high quality fertilizer from aquatic plants. So far I have duckweed, water 
>lillies, cattails and papyrus; I plan to add hydrilla. If I can overwinter water hyacinth I will add that too.
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