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Dynamic Accumulator

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Dynamic accumulators are fertility improving plants with roots that can reach and extract minerals and other nutrients from the subsoil. They often colonize disturbed sites and nutrient poor environments. These plants can then be used to provide fertilizer for other plants with the nutrients they have “mined”. They can be used as mulch to fertilize soil from the top down. They can also be incorporated into compost. They can also produce a concentrated liquid fertilizer by making a fermented “tea”. Cut plant material is submerged in water until it decomposes into a slimy, dark, often foul smelling liquid.(1)



Betula (birch)

Carya (hickory)

Chamaemelum nobile (German chamomile)

Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)

Juglans (walnut)

Nasturtium officinale (watercress)

Robinia psuedoacacia (Black Locust)

Rumex (sorrels and docks)

Symphytum (comfrey)

Taraxacum officinale (dandelion)

Vicia (vetches)


Acer (maple)

Achillea millefolium (yarrow)

Allium schoenoprasum (chives)

Glycyrrhiza (licorice)

Lupinus (lupine)

Potentilla anserina (silverweed)

Stellaria media (chickweed)

Tilia americana (basswood)

Urtica dioica (stinging nettle) Fair

Brassica (mustard)

Chicorium intybus (chichory)

Equisetum (horsetail)

Fagus (beech)

Malus (apple)

Melissa officinalis (lemon balm)

Mentha x piperita (peppermint)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Satureja (savory)

Trifolium (clover)

Viola (violet)


(1) Jacke, Dave and Toensmeier, Eric Edible Forest Gardens p 20

(2) Jacke, Dave and Toensmeier, Eric Edible Forest Gardens p 535

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