A Spoonful Of Soil Helps The World Go Round: Basic soil science, testing, amendments, composting, cover crops and watering techniques (Paperback)

A Spoonful Of Soil Helps The World Go Round: Basic soil science, testing, amendments, composting, cover crops and watering techniques By Nydia Needham Cover Image
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You may be surprised to discover that there are more living things in one teaspoon of soil than there are people on the planet. In just one spoonful of healthy soil, there is a huge variety of nutrients, minerals, micro-organisms - an immense natural resource. Many life forms make soil their home, and in turn most other animals depend upon them for food.

There is no aspect of agriculture that is more important and fundamental than soil, yet we are losing vast quantities of it every day to development of land, destruction of forests, erosion and pollution. Without soil, we would not survive - plants couldn't grow, trees couldn't grow tall and earthworms and insects would have no home. Soil also helps biodiversity - it provides habitats for organisms such as fungi, microbes and insects, as well as for the roots of plants.

Not only is looking after our soil important for all living things and in the fight against climate change, knowing how best to meet your soil's needs is a key task for every keen gardener, ensuring you get the most out of your garden.

Discovering the science behind soil and what's really happening in the earth can help you change the way you think about soil and also help you to create the garden you have always been dreaming of, making growing your veggies much more enjoyable than before.

Drawing upon years of experience in the garden, Nydia will teach you all you need to know about soil to create abundancy in your garden

In 'A spoonful of soil helps the world go round', you'll learn:

  • The different types of soil;
  • What nutrients soil needs;
  • How to know what type of soil you have;
  • How to test your soil's pH;
  • How to test the composition of your soil;
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes made;
  • The importance of water;
  • The importance of cover crops;
  • Composting and mulching.

So if you want to be the proud owner of lots of home-grown fruit & vegetables and do your bit to help the planet at the same time, then scroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button now

And much more

You may think that learning about soil is too sciency and technical for you but the information in this book is broken down into easy-to-understand language so that you can learn the science without all the jargon, in a fun and interesting way.

And you'll learn how to be an expert with soil in no time

Product Details
ISBN: 9781915217202
ISBN-10: 1915217202
Publisher: NS Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 148
Language: English


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