[permaculture] Crabgrass, Bermuda grass, etc.
diebrand at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 18 04:20:31 EDT 2007
Plantain will grow pretty much anywhere. If anything, my fields with
crabgrass have worse drainage than other places.
Regarding the rye, I have bad news. The crabgrass already shows
through the patches where I had rye in the winter. The rye does of
course display allelophatic properties towards weeds; however, the
allelophatic function weakens after you cut the rye, even if you leave
the straw as mulch. This makes the rye option useless for me since
I dont have enough humidity to grow rye in the summer.
I will try seeding the plantain into the crabgrass invested fields.
Paul Cereghino <paul.cereghino at comcast.net> wrote: I associate plantain with poor winter drainage. Perhaps that is what the
crabgrass can't take. I recall from unknown sources that winter rye is
allelopathic, and so makes a good smother crop -- so confirmation
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