Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide to Soil and Composting: The Complete Guide to Building Healthy, Fertile Soil

Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide to Soil and Composting: The Complete Guide to Building Healthy, Fertile Soil

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by Barbara Ellis, Nancy J. Ondra, Nancy J. Cndra
     
 

While most gardeners aren't blessed with ideal soil to start with, it is possible to improve almost any site. This guide provides clear and practical information on making compost, taking soil samples, all-organic methods of feeding plants, dealing with poor drainage, choosing and using mulches effectively, and more.

Overview


While most gardeners aren't blessed with ideal soil to start with, it is possible to improve almost any site. This guide provides clear and practical information on making compost, taking soil samples, all-organic methods of feeding plants, dealing with poor drainage, choosing and using mulches effectively, and more.

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"Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market." Garden Design

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395862940
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Barbara Ellis, a former gardening editor at Rodale Press and the publications director of the American Horticultural Society, is the author of many gardening books, including THE RODALE ALL-NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORGANIC GARDENING and THE BURPEE COMPLETE GARDENER as well as several TAYLOR'S WEEKEND GARDENING GUIDES. She resides in Alburtis, Pennsylvania.

Nancy J. Ondra owns a small specialty nursury in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. She is the editor of many Rodale gardening books and the author of three Taylor's Weekend Guides: Soil and Composting, Propagation, and Pests and Diseases. She resides in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide to Soil and Composting: The Complete Guide to Building Healthy, Fertile Soil 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether or not you have deer, there are some basic requirements all gardeners need to consider. The health of your soil is probably the most important of these. Soil and Composting, by Nancy J. Ondra is in the Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides series of books. Like most books in this series, it is easy to read and understand. While it touches upon some of the science behind why good soil is important, it doesn't bore the average gardener with laborious explanations. It quickly gets to what most gardeners want to know, that is what to do to improve your soil's quality and have healthier plants. Before you start a new garden it is important to understand the characteristics of your soil and what actions you need to take before you start planting. This book will provide the weekend gardener with all the guidance they need to build healthy soil in their garden. I highly recommend you read this book before you start planting your new garden.