Growing awareness of the importance of soil health means that microbes are on the minds of even the most casual gardeners. After all, anyone who has ever attempted to plant a thriving patch of flowers or vegetables knows that what you grow is only as good as the soil you grow it in. It is possible to create and maintain rich, dark, crumbly soil that’s teeming with life, using very few inputs and a no-till, no-fertilizer approach. Certified permaculture designer and lifelong gardener Diane Miessler presents the science of soil health in an engaging, entertaining voice geared for the backyard grower. She shares the techniques she has used — including cover crops, constant mulching, and a simple-but-supercharged recipe for compost tea — to transform her own landscape from a roadside dump for broken asphalt to a garden that stops traffic, starting from the ground up.
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- Price: $16.95
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- Size: 6.06 x 9
- Pages: 176
- Format: Paperback / softback
- ISBN: 9781635862072
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A great how-to book that will start the new gardener off the right way, using science and not Grandma’s gardening mythology. And thanks to Diane Miessler’s laugh-out-loud humor, Grow Your Soil! reads more like Grandma than like science! Enjoy!
Author Diane Miessler illuminates the weighty and incredibly important subject of soil in a light-hearted and highly readable style. Even experienced gardeners will learn something new from this delightful and practical guide.
A must-read that explains why we need to stop treating our soil like dirt. Miessler has taken a difficult subject and, through her humor, made it easy to understand. Grow Your Soil! needs to be on every gardener’s bookshelf.
Miessler’s enthusiastic explanations about what goes on in healthy soil will get every gardener talking about microbes. Thanks to her funny, easy-to-read style, you can’t help but share her enthusiasm. A great read for all your gardening friends.
Miessler, a gardener and permaculture designer, provides fellow horticulturalists with a guide to the mostly hidden but essential world of soil in her valuable book... the richness of knowledge in her erudite work will excite any serious backyard or commercial organic gardener.
Grow Your Soil!
by Diane Miessler and Elaine R. Ingham
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