EsoTerracisms: Weeds? – JP010
Our EsoTerracisms series is about showing some hidden aspects of the soil and less-talked-about agriculture practices. Today we discuss weeds, when they are, and why they aren’t, a nuisance.
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#EsoTerracisms I: Weeds. We’ve started a new series discussing some of the more #hidden aspects of the soil, and less talked about #agpractices. Today we discuss weeds, when they are, and why they aren’t a nuisance. Our featured image shows a beautiful #flush of #wisteria #blossoms. The second image shows the #hysteria some people have about them…#linkinbio
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Peace. I am Mason Olonade and this is Jigijigi, Africulture podcast. Here we believe building a healthy soil builds a healthy soul, and we share strategies for how to do both. Another series we have planned for your enjoyment is Esoterracisms there are so many things about working with the soil that define our cultural and perhaps accepted understandings. Within the series we want to highlight and offer suggestions for how to incorporate the esoteric or hidden understandings with the garden, Terra and the land beneath our feet. Although we will investigate ideas about topics such as planting by the planting by the moon, biodynamic gardening circle gardening, zodiacal arrangements, we will also talk about tangible it’s still not popular concepts. These include topics such as today’s the other side of weeds.
Let us start with a quote from Nana Kwame Afrani, Dr. George Washington Carver. He says a weed is a flower growing in the wrong place. We’ve definitely found that to be true. For example, although I extol the virtues of the dandelion and its highly medicinal root, that doesn’t mean I always wanted in my potted plants. Its glorious root is pulled to decompose on the surface of the soil, to rerender its spoils and toil to the plants I actually want to grow. Imagine then, my surprise, when that same pot yielded a plant that I did not need. Imagine that weeding for weeds. Some weeds, undoubtedly can harm production, attract other harmful insects or just be aesthetically appealing. What about The Morning Glory are the Wisteria. These plants to me are so beautiful. Yet I’ve read urges, pleas and even appeals to heaven. Do not plant this plant. Or, as in the case of the Wisteria quote, “Wisteria is a satanic plant. Within three three years ago, I totally stumped this weed. Yes, it is called a weed in our country. I drilled holes in its main stumps and poured in roundup, diesel, caustic soda, but stopped at mercury and dynamite. Each year, it continued to keep sprouting new shoots in various parts of the garden It hadn’t reached when it was flourishing. It is truly a satanic plant that makes humans feel pleasant when it has flowers for a few weeks of the year. All short lived!”
There is an American Wisteria and a Chinese Wisteria, which is said to be more aggressive and invasive. That is probably true, but in my opinion, it is awfully reminiscent of the increased aggression they say is present in the Africanized honeybee, crabgrass, lambsquarters, kudzu, Virginia grape, and Virginia creeper. All are some of the other weeds we’re dealing with this year. Some we’ve learned to use to our advantage, we are always we always need something covering the soil. And since the birds ate the majority of our cover crop seeds, we just let them take over. I learned from two sources that you can eat the leaves of the Lambs quarters, which is a cousin of quinoa it appears to be that quinoa is a lambsquarters that is been cultivated for seed. I’ll probably let the lambsquarters go all the way just to see to continue to treat our plot experimentally. Basing its function on our need determines a flower a weed and keep This line of thought means we ought to thin out a lot more beings than just weeds. Who then determines whether your functions fulfill their needs?
Like I said in our episode titled fermentations let us all become probiotic. Think whether or not your weeds are telling you something. Think about saying in the function of the dandelion. Its deep root digs down anchoring its nuisance into your garden. This root is enlivening your soil by pestering your soil. digging deep, with a full intention to die, bringing up calcium, magnesium, iron potassium up into the flowers and leaves and leaving them right there to decompose and be absorbed into your lilies, hostas and roses. And that route then dies shrivels and decomposes to worm and other microbiota food. The cavern left brings in air And water and another space for roots to grow through. Despite this wonderful dandelion, I have to pull you.
I intend to continue to learn and share with you. share Jigijigi with your friends so they they can learn to Are you a black gardener or farmer who successfully manages their niche naturally employed weeds? We’d love to talk with you. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave us a five star review where you listen to us and we will save in as we say now. Asante Sana Medase Pa Modupe O Thank you for listening to Jigijigi peace