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Ultimate Guide to Soil by Anna Hess



Summary

Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or in your window!

Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you’ve ever been envious of your neighbor’s dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is perfect for you.

The book begins with a personality test for your soil, then uses that information to plan a course of action for revitalizing poor soil and turning good dirt into great earth. Next, you’ll learn to start and maintain a no-till garden, to balance nutrients with remineralization, and to boost organic matter with easy cover crops.

Don’t forget the encyclopedic overview of organic soil amendments at the end. Old standbys like manures and mulches are explained in depth along with less common additions such as bokashi compost and castings from worms and black soldier fly larvae. Learn when hugelkultur, biochar, paper, and cardboard do and don’t match your garden needs, then read about when and how to safely use urine and humanure around edible plantings.

With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you!

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I just brought this home from the library.  It looks amazing!  

If only I had more hours in the day to read.
 
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Thanks!
 
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I read that book and there's nothing you couldn't read here better, apart from that it's terribly written!
 
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I give this book 8 out 10 acorns.

That was a really useful guide, especially since I plan to improve the soil in my garden this year.
 
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