Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener?s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener?s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

by Jeff Lowenfels
     
 

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Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little or nothing about the nature of the nutrients and the mechanisms involved. In his

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Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little or nothing about the nature of the nutrients and the mechanisms involved. In his trademark down-to-earth, style, Lowenfels explains the role of both macronutrients and micronutrients and shows gardeners how to provide these essentials through organic, easy-to-follow techniques. Along the way, Lowenfels gives the reader easy-to-grasp lessons in the biology, chemistry, and botany needed to understand how nutrients get into the plant and what they do once they’re inside. (Don’t worry: you won’t have to learn college-level science.) Teaming with Nutrients will make you a better informed, more successful, more environmentally responsible gardener and will give you a new appreciation for the plants you grow.

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Editorial Reviews

Obviously, plant nutrition is the key to successful organic gardening. This new book by Teaming with Microbes author Jeff Lowenfels is a back-to-basics guide to improving and maintaining the quality of your plants. Nowhere in Teaming with Nutrients does its writer assume that readers possess proficiency in botany, biology, and chemistry, but he does offer accessible tutorials in the science behind his growing strategies. A reader-friendly guide for environmentally responsible gardeners. (P.S. Jeff Lowenfels is a popular national gardening writer and is also the founder of Plant a Row for The Hungry, a program that has created 14 million meals to feed the hungry.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604693140
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
148,284
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Lowenfels is a weekly columnist for the Anchorage Daily News. He is the founder of Plant a Row for The Hungry, a program that has created over 14 million meals to feed the hungry. A popular national garden writer and leading proponent of gardening using the concepts of the soil food web, Jeff is the former president of the Garden Writers of America and was made a GWA Fellow in 1999. In 2005, he was inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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