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Verge Permaculture writes…

“Soil is alive. Dirt is dead. A single teaspoon of soil can contain billions of microscopic bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. A handful of the same soil will contain numerous earthworms, arthropods, and other visible crawling creatures. Healthy soil is a complex community of life and actually supports the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet.

Modern soil science is demonstrating that these billions of living organisms are continuously at work, creating soil structure, producing nutrients and building defence systems against disease. In fact, it has been shown that the health of the soil community is key to the health of our plants, our food and our bodies…”

Soil Food Web

Soil Food Web

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Thanks milkwoodpermaculture.com.au

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This is a list of companion plant relationships. Many more are in the list of beneficial weeds.

The purpose of this list is to provide plants that assist in the growth of others, be it attracting beneficial insects, naturally regulating pests, repelling harmful insects, providing nutrients, part of a biological pest control program, and in some cases simply a shaded microclimate or climbing support.

Companion plant list

[en.wikipedia.org]

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How to forecast weather

How to forecast weather

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[marisys.com]

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