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Start With The Soil: The Organic Gardener's Guide To Improving Soil For Higher Yields, More Beautiful Flowers, And A Healthy, Easy-Care Garden

The organic gardener's guide to improving soil for higher yields, more beautiful flowers, and a healthy, easy-care yard and garden. From taking a soil test to applying soil supplements, Gershuny tells how to plan and implement an easy but comprehensive soil-care system for vegetables, flowers, lawns, trees, shrubs, and container plants. 75 illustrations.

Hardcover: 274 pages

Publisher: Rodale Pr; First Edition edition (June 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0875965679

ISBN-13: 978-0875965673

Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #267,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #14 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Soil #552 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique

An organic guide to developing and maintaining healthy soil, this book is organized in two parts. "Understanding Your Soil" explores the chemistry and underground wildlife. "Managing Your Soil" is the hands-on section. Chapters offer prescriptions for problem soils (inadequate drainage, slopes, hardpan, contamination) and catering to the needs of vegetables, flowers, lawns, trees and shrubs, container plants.While the second portion provides for immediate action, the first half is a readable discussion of the interactions of plants and soil. Gershuny shows how to recognize characteristics of your soil by observing weeds and plant growth, and enters the microscopic world of compost and humus. A valuable introduction to the world beneath our feet.

This book is a must read or anyone wanting to understand what organic gardening is and how to be successful growing plants the way nature intended. You will feel so smart after reading this.

Very informative, straight-forward and easy to understand.

It's all in the soil!

Really good book!

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