The Secrets Of Weeds: Can Weeds Really Tell You Your Soil Condition?

The Secrets Of Weeds: Can Weeds Really Tell You Your Soil Condition?

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Many learned individuals including geochemical botanists, weed scientists and experienced growers often say that if one just takes a break from waging wars against garden weeds, he will realize that the weeds are actually trying to tell him something about the condition of his soil.

There are countless publications, articles and discussions about the role weeds play in pointing out the state of garden soils. In general they say that if you want to know whether your soil is acidic, lacking nitrogen, too wet or too dry, etc., observe what weeds are growing in your garden.

Soil Types According to Weeds

The following are common garden soil conditions and the weeds that could indicate them…

Fertile soil

If your garden soil is rich in organic matter, you could find these in your garden:


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