Stay Grounded: Soil Building For Sustainable Gardens

September 1, 2020|
Stay Grounded: Soil Building For Sustainable Gardens by Melinda Cordell
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When you start thinking of soil as a living organism that has to be fed, your whole view of gardening changes. But keep in mind that soil-building is not a one-time operation ? it?s a process. Learn the tricks of the trade from a longtime horticultural expert who explains that the key to well-fed and happy plants lies in constantly replacing the humus, or the organic material, that is essential for releasing nutrients in a form that?s easily absorbed by plant roots. Chemical fertilizers will not add humus to the soil. These are merely nutritional supplements; plants and their soil need real food. There are numerous ways that soil fertility can be increased with a minimum of effort, and without needing to purchase a lot of things. From earthworms, green manures, and cover crops to mulching, composting, and no-till gardening, you?ll find wise advice in an easy-to-understand style with a good dose of humor. Along with a list of sixty weird things you didn?t realize you could compost is a section on organic soil amendments. This treasure trove of gardening knowledge will make your soil building experience as easy as possible.
Melinda R. Cordell has had more than twenty years of experience as a municipal horticulturist, rose garden potentate, landscape designer, and greenhouse manager. A long-time garden writer with 11 books in the Easy-Growing Gardening series, her other writing interest is young adult novels. She lives in northwest Missouri with her husban...
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Title:Stay Grounded: Soil Building For Sustainable Gardens
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:September 1, 2020
Publisher:87
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781570673955

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