soil: wow, that sounds great. i would love to try that in a few spots, but the area i'm working on is about 3 acres so i had to do something that would cover more ground.
lynx: yeah, 6 weeks wouldn't do it. martin crawford leaves his on for 12 months before planting into it. i left mine on for about 5 months before removing it. is ur ground very sandy? when i think of florida, i think of sand.
I've never seen anything like the peas we have (but I'm new to california - grew up in colorado). I call them cow peas because that's what the old timer neighbors here call it. From the ground up they look like any vigorous pea, except they have a....grassier looking stem?
So how much time Have you gotten to spend exploring your 100 acres to see what treasures might be living there?
Yes, Kathleen, we're on the western slope. A little bowl of a valley, I guess clouds get stuck here. We get more precipitation than most places around us. You're more high-dessert, right?
Nature puts things there for a reason and if your non-native plants can't out compete the weeds then they might not belong there in the first place.