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  • Harriet Mella

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    October 15, 2020 at 7:12 am
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    We don’t have it in large quantities here of A. tricoccum, so I can not tell you – just try! The other wild alliums we have here have too small leaves, they will not do anything about weeds and thrive only under hazelnuts in the deeply shaded area – but I know that there is some Allium species around in the heirloom scene that form thick carpets and have broader leaves. S. Barstow is the man who will know all about that – also about what he calls “cryptocropping” of weedy species. Which could in this case also mean grazing.

    Around Ulm where the soil is calcareous, we used to have the forest (deciduous) beside the Danube covered in spring with a monoculture carpet of Allium ursinum. Initially it is a slow grower though, so it is probably best to combine it with the other species. I have put some here in the forest to see how it does in a non native spot and it established well – once it has a foothold it sticks around.