- A new 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.
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
Weeds and What They Tell Us
The Battle Against Weeds
The Biological Combat
Morning Glory and Co
Goosefoot or Chenopodiaceae
More Pleasant-looking Weeds
Summer- and Fall-Flowering Weeds
'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
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.
Ehrenfried Pfeiffer wrote many fascinating and informative books on biodynamics. Here are a few that might be of interest:
Pfeiffer's Introduction to Biodynamics
Biodynamic Treatment of Fruit Trees, Berries and Shrubs
Soil Fertility, Renewal and Preservation
You might also find these books on biodynamics useful:
Koepf's Practical Biodynamics: Soil, Compost, Sprays and Food Quality by Herbert Koepf
A Biodynamic Manual: Practical Instructions for Farmers and Gardeners by Pierre Masson