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Stay Grounded: Soil Building for Sustainable Gardens: Easy-Growing Gardening, #8

Stay Grounded: Soil Building for Sustainable Gardens: Easy-Growing Gardening, #8

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One of the most important things a gardener can do is to build up the soil in her garden. But keep in mind that soil-building is not a one-time operation – it's a process. As humus is devoured by microorganisms, worms, and plants, more organic material must constantly be added in order to keep the soil biomass, and thereby the plants, well-fed and happy. Also, humus makes the soil porous and fluffy, builds a strong soil structure, and releases 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 – organic material.
This book shows you all sorts of ways to get organic material into the soil to improve soil health and soil fertility, which in turn improves plant health -- for better gardens, higher yields, and more gorgeous flowers.

SOIL BUILDING
Saving the world, one dirt clod at a time
Earthworms = earth movers
Green manures
Compost
My soil is evil!
GET TO KNOW YOUR SOIL
TAKING SOIL SAMPLES
THE SOIL FOOD WEB
EARTHWORMS: THE SUPER SOIL SAVERS
How to Protect Earthworms
A Field Guide to Earthworms
Epigeic Earthworms
Endogeic Earthworms
Anecic Earthworms
ORGANIC MATTER AND HUMUS
Mother Nature Shows Us How To Make Great Soil
Don't Let Leaves Go To Waste!
MULCH THE WORLD!
Fix Out-Of-Control Weeds With Newspaper Mulch
COMPOST – BLACK GOLD
Composting: Learn the Basics
The Ultimate in Recycling: Extreme Composting!
Sixty Weird Things You Can Compost!
ORGANIC SOIL AMENDMENTS
GREEN MANURES AND COVER CROPS
Cover crops and their benefits
Green manures and their benefits
Places to plant them
Plants to use for green manures and cover crops
ALFALFA: A GARDENER'S SECRET INGREDIENT
THE CASE AGAINST CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS
NO-TILL GARDENING
FIXING LOUSY SOIL
Fixing Subdivision Soil
Aerarate, Add Good Things to Improve Your Soil
HOW TO MAKE A NEW GARDEN BED
And, how to improve a very sad garden soil
Raised garden beds to help the soil (and your back)

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Stay Grounded: Soil Building for Sustainable Gardens: Easy-Growing Gardening, #8

Azioni libro

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Informazioni sul libro

Stay Grounded: Soil Building for Sustainable Gardens: Easy-Growing Gardening, #8

Lunghezza: 117 pagine1 ora

Descrizione

One of the most important things a gardener can do is to build up the soil in her garden. But keep in mind that soil-building is not a one-time operation – it's a process. As humus is devoured by microorganisms, worms, and plants, more organic material must constantly be added in order to keep the soil biomass, and thereby the plants, well-fed and happy. Also, humus makes the soil porous and fluffy, builds a strong soil structure, and releases 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 – organic material.
This book shows you all sorts of ways to get organic material into the soil to improve soil health and soil fertility, which in turn improves plant health -- for better gardens, higher yields, and more gorgeous flowers.

SOIL BUILDING
Saving the world, one dirt clod at a time
Earthworms = earth movers
Green manures
Compost
My soil is evil!
GET TO KNOW YOUR SOIL
TAKING SOIL SAMPLES
THE SOIL FOOD WEB
EARTHWORMS: THE SUPER SOIL SAVERS
How to Protect Earthworms
A Field Guide to Earthworms
Epigeic Earthworms
Endogeic Earthworms
Anecic Earthworms
ORGANIC MATTER AND HUMUS
Mother Nature Shows Us How To Make Great Soil
Don't Let Leaves Go To Waste!
MULCH THE WORLD!
Fix Out-Of-Control Weeds With Newspaper Mulch
COMPOST – BLACK GOLD
Composting: Learn the Basics
The Ultimate in Recycling: Extreme Composting!
Sixty Weird Things You Can Compost!
ORGANIC SOIL AMENDMENTS
GREEN MANURES AND COVER CROPS
Cover crops and their benefits
Green manures and their benefits
Places to plant them
Plants to use for green manures and cover crops
ALFALFA: A GARDENER'S SECRET INGREDIENT
THE CASE AGAINST CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS
NO-TILL GARDENING
FIXING LOUSY SOIL
Fixing Subdivision Soil
Aerarate, Add Good Things to Improve Your Soil
HOW TO MAKE A NEW GARDEN BED
And, how to improve a very sad garden soil
Raised garden beds to help the soil (and your back)

Leggi altro