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  • Roy Klevmyr
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    I want to thank you for all your posts, I really enjoy them. I am getting ready for my 2nd year gardening. I will actually be starting a new area that has nothing growing in it for years. It is the end of July, and I am in Central California. I hate to wait until the fall leaves come (very end of November) so was thinking of tilling the top 1 – 1 1/2 inches of dirt so I can sow a cover crop. The idea then would be to crimp the cover crop in November and then cover with fall leaves. Any suggestions of what I might do different? Thanks again for all of your videos, you are an inspiration.

  • helle hansen
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    Hi Mark, very interesting as usual. I'm learning a lot from you about cover crops and building soil. A question not pertaining to soil, do you prune your peach trees or just let them grow as they see fit?

  • kitsurubami
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    Hi Mark. Thank you for the video as always. On your last video about the peach trees you told me about how weed plants are not mycorrhizal friendly. At that same time I was doing a little experiment trying to educate my father about how most plant roots are beneficial to each other when mixed. He is paranoid about plants crowding out each other. I planted Purple Queen, Aloe Vera, a pepper plant, and Purslane into a single pot. After I read what you told me about the roots of weed plants, I researched the subject some and decided that weed roots basically compete with mycorrhizal roots. In the experiment I was doing, Purslane is a weed. Sure enough yesterday I checked all the plants in that experiment pot and none of the Purslane cuttings took root. Purslane cuttings normally root aggressively. I believe the other plants and the healthy mycorrhizal system in their roots suppressed the Purslane.

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