Plants Featured in this Clip
ACTINIDIA arguta (Hardy kiwi)
- A fruit tree guild is an ancient technique in which mutually beneficial species are planted around a fruit tree to create a supportive mini-ecosystem.
- Daikon radish can be used as a living mulch to keep wees under control. Quick-growing, the leaves cover up to 80% of the soil surface.
- Swales convey excess rainwater into a ditch-like interior where it's gradually filtered through plants and soil back into the area.
- A dynamic accumulator is a plant that gathers certain minerals or nutrients from the soil and stores them in high concentration in their tissues.
- Comfrey makes an excellent bioactivator in a compost pile, has blooms that attract pollinators, and makes a great green manure.
- Hardy kiwi (ACTINIDIA arguta) is a fast-growing, vigorous vine, but it typically takes 3 years to produce fruit to harvest.
- Yarrow's strong roots break up compacted soil, and draws up phosphorous, calcium, potassium, copper and magnesium into stem leaves and flowers.