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'''Crops''' are plants that is grown for [[food|consumption]], for [[herb|flavouring dishes]], for use as dye, or for medicinal or cosmetic use.
 
'''Crops''' are plants that is grown for [[food|consumption]], for [[herb|flavouring dishes]], for use as dye, or for medicinal or cosmetic use.
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==Other uses==
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Besides their initial use, crops can also be used for other tasks. Indeed, one of the principles of [[permaculture]] is that every plant should have at least 3 uses. Is this the same as "Stacking Functions"?{{fact}}) Depending on the plant in question and the environment it is used in, these other functions can be:
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* use as insect repellent: some herbs can also repel insects.
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* shade: under a fruit trees can be a great place to sit, especially in summer.
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* [[companion plant]]s: some plants can stimulate the growing of other plants
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* enriching the soil, through [[nitrogen fixation]], organic matter or encouraging [[soil organisms]]
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* forming attractive and fragrant flowers and leaves: these can be pleasing to people, and stimulate local biodiversity (attract/maintain pollinators)
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* Some plants have more than one plant part that can be eaten; ie fruit aswell as leaves, stems, flower heads, ...
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[[Category:Food crops]]
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[[Category:Multi purpose plants]]
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[[Category:Nonfood crops]]
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[[Category:Permaculture]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 12:49, 2 August 2012

Crops are plants that is grown for consumption, for flavouring dishes, for use as dye, or for medicinal or cosmetic use.

Other uses

Besides their initial use, crops can also be used for other tasks. Indeed, one of the principles of permaculture is that every plant should have at least 3 uses. Is this the same as "Stacking Functions"?[verification needed]) Depending on the plant in question and the environment it is used in, these other functions can be:

  • use as insect repellent: some herbs can also repel insects.
  • shade: under a fruit trees can be a great place to sit, especially in summer.
  • companion plants: some plants can stimulate the growing of other plants
  • enriching the soil, through nitrogen fixation, organic matter or encouraging soil organisms
  • forming attractive and fragrant flowers and leaves: these can be pleasing to people, and stimulate local biodiversity (attract/maintain pollinators)
  • Some plants have more than one plant part that can be eaten; ie fruit aswell as leaves, stems, flower heads, ...

External links