A Quote by H. G. Baker on beginning, community, desires, and plants

. . . the actual cultivation of root crops began with the weeding out of less useful plants from natural communities to allow more room for the desired plants. This was followed by the realization that the crop "roots" could be planted and would thrive in comparable habitats not already containing them if these, too, were weeded.

H. G. Baker

Source: Plants and Civilization, 1978

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