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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604695175
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Series:
Science for Gardeners
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
456,349
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

A popular national garden writer and leading proponent of gardening using concepts of the soil food web, Jeff Lowenfels is the former president of the Garden Writers of America. In 2005, he was inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame, the highest honor a garden writer can achieve. His is the author of Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition.

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