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Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin #202: Improving Your Soil: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-202

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Publisher Comments:

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Synopsis:

Create Fertile, Productive Soil, Anywhere!

Create fertile, productive soil for your garden! Improving your soil both increases your yield of vegetables and fruit and makes your garden easier to tend. With Improving Your Soil, youll learn the best ways to improve the soil in your garden.

Synopsis:

Create Fertile, Productive Soil, Anywhere!

Improving your soil both increases the yield of your garden and makes your garden easier to tend. With Improving Your Soil, youll learn the best way to improve the soil in your garden, including how to:

*Determine whether your garden soil is sandy, clay, or loam

*Identify the right time to work your soil

*Take a soil sample

*Balance pH

*Improve difficult soils, such as soggy, sandy, compacted, or shallow soils

*Use soil amendments*And more!

About the Author

Stu Campbell is an accomplished gardener, writer and skier who lives in Stowe, Vermont. He has written Storey's The Home Water Supply, The Mulch Book, Mulch It! and Improving Your Soil as well. Stu is also a compulsive composter--collecting piles of particularly attractive leaves from the side of the road! Stu Campbell is the author of Let it Rot! (a guide to home composting) and The Home Water Supply. He lives in Stowe, Vermont.

Table of Contents

A Little Background

Where Soil Comes From

What's in Soil

The Soil's Profile

Some Specifics

Loam, Sand, Silt, or Clay?

Soil Life

Earthworms

Drainage: Managing Air and Water in the Soil

Cultivation

Simple Fixes

Soil Testing

How to Take a Soil Sample

Balancing Acidity and Alkalinity (pH)

Nutrient Balance

When to Improve Your Soil

Soil Amendments

Improving Difficult Soils

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580172233
Author:
Campbell, Stu
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, Vt.
Subject:
Soil management
Subject:
Garden soils
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
GARDENING / Vegetables
Subject:
Gardening-Fruit
Subject:
Gardening-Fruit Gardening
Edition Number:
Updated and rev.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
A Storey country wisdom bulletin ;
Series Volume:
A-202
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
215.9 x 139.7 x 3.302 mm

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Create Fertile, Productive Soil, Anywhere!

Create fertile, productive soil for your garden! Improving your soil both increases your yield of vegetables and fruit and makes your garden easier to tend. With Improving Your Soil, youll learn the best ways to improve the soil in your garden.

"Synopsis" by ,
Create Fertile, Productive Soil, Anywhere!

Improving your soil both increases the yield of your garden and makes your garden easier to tend. With Improving Your Soil, youll learn the best way to improve the soil in your garden, including how to:

*Determine whether your garden soil is sandy, clay, or loam

*Identify the right time to work your soil

*Take a soil sample

*Balance pH

*Improve difficult soils, such as soggy, sandy, compacted, or shallow soils

*Use soil amendments*And more!

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