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3 Types of Chicken-Friendly Plants That Benefit the Soil

Dynamic accumulators are plants that draw nutrients from deep in the soil up through their roots and leaves and make them available to other plants.

They can help improve your soil by adding a specific nutrient your soil may be lacking. Grow them as a cover crop that enriches and aerates your soil, cutting back and leaving leaves and stems creates a mulch. They help rev up a compost pile, and you can use them as companion plants to improve the health of nearby plants.

Although many dynamic accumulators look like weeds, don’t be fooled about the nutrient value they bring to soil. Examples of dynamic accumulators are comfrey, chickweed, dandelions, garlic, fennel, yarrow, parsley, borage, nettle, thistle, and marigolds.

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