Weeds and What They Tell Us

Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer

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  • A revised edition of the essential book on working with weeds
  • Written by biodynamic pioneer Ehrenfried Pfeiffer
  • One of the best overviews of the subject available

This wonderful little book covers everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds, how they grow and what they can tell us about soil health.

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Biodynamics & Organics
Illustrations:
22 b/w line drawings
Extent:
96 pages
ISBN:
9780863159251
Publication date:
20 Sep 2012
Edition:
3rd edition

Description

This wonderful little book covers everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer discusses the different varieties of weeds, how they grow and what they can tell us about soil health. The process of combatting weeds is discussed in principle as well as in practice, so that it can be applied to any situation. First written in the 1950s, this is still one of the best overviews of the subject available.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Weeds and What They Tell Us
The Battle Against Weeds
The Biological Combat
Weedy Weeds
Morning Glory and Co
Goosefoot or Chenopodiaceae
Parsley
Plantain
Poisonous Weeds
Pleasant-looking Weeds
More Pleasant-looking Weeds
Summer- and Fall-Flowering Weeds
Good Weeds
Dynamic Plants

Reviews

'The author was a pinoeer of biodynamic farming in the USA, and knows a thing or two about weeds ... For gardeners, there is also some good advice on weeds in compost heaps.'
-- Network Review

Author

Ehrenfried Pfeiffer (1899-1961) was born in Munich. He visited the USA several times in the 1930s, was awarded a doctorate for his groundbreaking Sensitive Crystallisation theory as a blood test for detecting cancer, and emigrated there in 1940. He pioneered biodynamic agriculture in the USA and helped found the Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association. He died in Spring Valley, New York.

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