Re: Purslane/soil deficiency question
Fred C. Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 8 Nov 96 16:16 CST
>To: "D. Meyer" <email@example.com>
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Fred C. Walters)
>Subject: Re: Purslane/soil deficiency question
>>Can anybody tell me what deficiency I may have in my soil if I have
>>purslane. I know the stuff spreads rapidly, and I'm trying to pull the weed
>>by hand and remove it from the area, but I'm wondering if there is an
>>imbalance in the soil that's allowing it to take hold. Thanks. D. Meyer
>Don't know if you still need the info, but here goes:
>Purslane grows in soils with:
>Ca very low
>phosphate very low
>K2O very high
>Mg very high
>It also indicates low carbon in the soil -- hard to kill if pulled up.
>Seeds will not endure and set new plants if cation exchange is maintained
and Ca/Mg/pH properly balanced.
>References: Weeds & Why They Grow by Jay McCaman, Weeds, Control Without
Poisons by Charles Walters.