Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 18.3, Plant Study: Lea Crops, Part 2

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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Alfalfa should be cut before it blooms unless you want to propagate seed. The more you cut, the more the medicagos and vicias will produce. Improves animal health as fodder. Healthy cattle will have hollow bones. Vicia Fava (fava bean) is the best lea crop of all. Melilotus (lady's slipper) an annual of three to five feet in height. Yellow blossoms. Mixed with hay, improvides quality for animal fodder, especially when aged for several years. Medicinal uses aids eyes. Exceptional bee flower. Famous as fodder for horses. Is added to Gruyere cheese as a flavoring. (11:37)



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