Soil science for gardeners : working with nature to build soil health



Provider: hoopla


[United States] : New Society Publishers, 2021
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 14 min.)) : digital
9781897408490 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) MWT14248398, 1897408498 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) 14248398

Read by David Skulski

Build healthy soil and grow better plants Robert Pavlis, a gardener for over four decades, debunks common soil myths, explores the rhizosphere, and provides a personalized soil fertility improvement program in this three-part popular science guidebook. Healthy soil means thriving plants. Yet untangling the soil food web and optimizing your soil health is beyond most gardeners, many of whom lack an in-depth knowledge of the soil ecosystem. Soil Science for Gardeners is an accessible, science-based guide to understanding soil fertility and, in particular, the rhizosphere - the thin layer of liquid and soil surrounding plant roots, so vital to plant health. Coverage includes: - Soil biology and chemistry and how plants and soil interact - Common soil health problems, including analyzing soil's fertility and plant nutrients - The creation of a personalized plan for improving your soil fertility, including setting priorities and goals in a cost-effective, realistic time frame. - Creating the optimal conditions for nature to do the heavy lifting of building soil fertility Written for the home gardener, market gardener, and micro-farmer, Soil Science for Gardeners is packed with information to help you grow thriving plants

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