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Learn all the secrets for creating fertile, productive soil anywhere. With more than 300 detailed illustrations and at-a-glance charts, Secrets to Great Soil solves all your soil problems and gives you techniques for year-round soil building.

InSecrets to Great Soil you'll find:

* The basics of soil pH and nutrients

* Quick methods for making compost

* Instructions for using organic mulches, soil amendments, and fertilizers

* Ways to customize your soil for a variety of vegetables, flowers, fruits, trees, shrubs, and lawns

Synopsis:

The ultimate guide to creating fertile, productive soil anywhere. In easy-to-understand terms, Elizabeth Stell teaches readers all about the properties and value of good garden soil. She explains how to improve soil health with amendments and fertilizer and gives tips for customizing soil for a variety of vegetables, flowers, fruits, trees, shrubs, and lawns. Over 300 two-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

Create productive soil anywhere with step-by-step instructions for making compost and fertilizers.

About the Author

A life-long avid organic gardener, Elizabeth Stell was a childhood composter who persuaded her parents to turn over a few square feet of suburban yard to her trench composting experiment. This success at an early age led to her interest in botany, soil science and environmental studies in college. She has managed the herb gardens at the Hancock Shaker Village, worked in the Comstock, Ferre greenhouse, volunteered at San Francisco's Strybing Arboretum, and has edited many projects. Stell contributed to the Holt Dictionary of Ecology and Environmental Science as well as Rodale's Landscaping with Perennials. Her Storey title is Secrets to Great Soil. She is currently a horticultural consultant and editor for the IMP Gardening Made Easy project.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Get to Know Your Soil

2 Creating Fertile Soil

3 Soil-Building Techniques

4 Making and Using Compost

5 Mulches, Amendments, and Green Manures

6 How to Choose and Apply Fertilizers

7 Improving New Sites and Problem Soils

8 Fine-Tuning Tips for Specific Plants

9 A Soil-Care Calender

Appendixes

Earthworm Suppliers

Soil Analysis Laboratories

Recognizing Nutrient Deficiencies

Additional Reading

Useful Conversions

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580170086
Author:
Stell, Elizabeth P.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Stell, Elizabeth P.
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Soil management
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Subject:
GARDENING / Techniques
Subject:
GARDENING / Vegetables
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Gardening Skills Illustrated
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 1/2 x 11
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
279.4 x 215.9 x 14.224 mm

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"Synopsis" by , The ultimate guide to creating fertile, productive soil anywhere. In easy-to-understand terms, Elizabeth Stell teaches readers all about the properties and value of good garden soil. She explains how to improve soil health with amendments and fertilizer and gives tips for customizing soil for a variety of vegetables, flowers, fruits, trees, shrubs, and lawns. Over 300 two-color illustrations.
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Create productive soil anywhere with step-by-step instructions for making compost and fertilizers.
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