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Teaming with Nutrients

The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

By Jeff Lowenfels

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Published By
Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
250
Publication Date
May 07, 2013
ISBN
9781604693140

Teaming with Nutrients

The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

By Jeff Lowenfels

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A 2014 Garden Writers Association Media Award Winner

Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little or nothing about the nature of the nutrients and the mechanisms involved. In his trademark down-to-earth, style, Lowenfels explains the role of both macronutrients and micronutrients and shows gardeners how to provide these essentials through organic, easy-to-follow techniques. Along the way, Lowenfels gives the reader easy-to-grasp lessons in the biology, chemistry, and botany needed to understand how nutrients get into  the plant and what they do once they’re inside.

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Review quotes

“A breakthrough book. . . . well worth owning and reading. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it.” —American Gardener

“For years, we’ve thought of the ‘food chains’ in our environment. Lowenfels and Lewis explain an even more wonderful idea: the ‘soil food web.’ Read Teaming with Microbes and keep it or give it to the library so others may learn of this astounding way to grow vegetables, trees, lawns.” —Washington Gardener

“Exceptional. . . . A brief, clear overview of scientific information with which every gardener should be familiar.” —Monterey Herald

“Digs into soil in a most enlightening and entertaining way.” —Dallas Morning News

“Required reading for all serious gardeners.” —Miami Herald

“This intense little book may well change the way you garden.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“All good gardeners know healthy plants start with healthy soil. But why? And how? In Teaming with Microbes Lowenfels and Lewis reveal the new research in the most practical and accessible way.” —The Oregonian

“For years, we’ve thought of the ‘food chains’ in our environment. Lowenfels and Lewis explain an even more wonderful idea: the ‘soil food web.’ Read Teaming with Microbes and keep it or give it to the library so others may learn of this astounding way to grow vegetables, trees, lawns.” —Detroit News

“Sure, it’s a gardening book, but it has all the drama and suspense of an extraterrestrial thriller. . . . Read this book and you’ll never look at soil the same way.” —B&B Magazine

“[This book] is a must read for any gardener looking to create a sustainable, healthy garden without chemicals.” —Virginian-Pilot

“It takes readers underground to meet the critters that live if you let them under the garden.” —Rockland Courier-Gazette

“All good gardeners know healthy plants start with healthy soil. But why? And how? In Teaming with Microbes Lowenfels and Lewis reveal the new research in the most practical and accessible way.” —Anchorage Daily News
 

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Product details

Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
250
Publication Date
May 07, 2013
ISBN
9781604693140

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