Weeds and What They Tell Us

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Weeds and What They Tell Us

This wonderful little book covers everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer discusses the different varieties of weeds, how they grow, and what they can tell us about soil health. The process of combating weeds is discussed in principle, as well as in practice, so that it can be applied to any situation.

First written in the 1950s, this is still one of the best overviews available on the subject.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword by John Philbrick

Weeds and What They Tell Us
The Battle Against Weeds
The Biological Combat
Weedy Weeds
Morning Glory and Co
Goosefoot or Chenopodiaceae
Poisonous Weeds
Pleasant-looking Weeds
More Pleasant-looking Weeds
Summer- and Fall-Flowering Weeds
Good Weeds
Dynamic Plants

End Notes
Index of Weeds by Common Names

About the Author

Dr. Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer (1899–1961) was born in Munich. He worked closely with Rudolf Steiner to test and document many of the effects of biodynamic practices. Pfeiffer visited the U.S. several times during the 1930s, and was awarded a doctorate for his groundbreaking theory of Sensitive Crystallization Processes as a blood test for detecting cancer. In 1940, he immigrated to the U.S., where he pioneered biodynamic agriculture and helped establish the Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association. He died in Spring Valley, New York.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 5 × 0.3 × 8 in


John Philbrick




November 2012






Floris Books


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