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Salad-Soil-Simplicity

  As early in the spring as possible, let’s say within a few days of the last possible frost, one should begin to plant as many kinds of lettuce and greens as possible. I usually throw in some seeds into close proximity to one another at 3-4 day intervals so that the greens are coming […]

Planting on Uncultivated Soil

Planting seeds on uncultivated soil is initially a substantial challenge. This is a big first step in the transition to natural farming. In throwing seed onto bear ground we often lose a battle against birds and other pests that eat the seeds. Uncut straw thrown onto the ground in every which way in the spring […]

A Terrified Insect Can Haunt Their Homeland After Death

Terrified insects can haunt their homeland after they die. Chemical remnants of fear in the rotting corpses of grasshoppers slow the decomposition of dead grass and other debris important for fertilizing new plant growth, a new study finds. Spiders that frighten grasshoppers may thus play an unrecognized role in shaping ecosystems, adding a menacing presence […]