Teaming with Fungi

The Organic Grower's Guide to Mycorrhizae

Author: Jeff Lowenfels

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697814

Category: Science

Page: 172

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“Accomplishes what few other books have—helping growers use mycorrhizae to improve the immune systems of plants. This natural union between plants and fungi is the foundation of our food web.” —Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding this relationship, home gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. This must-have guide will teach you how fungi interact with plants and how to best to employ them in your home garden.
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Teaming with Microbes

The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition

Author: Wayne Lewis,Jeff Lowenfels

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604692549

Category: Gardening

Page: 220

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“A breakthrough book. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it.” —American Gardener When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web. You’ll discover that healthy soil is teeming with life—not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. This must-have guide is for everyone, from those devoted to organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy plants without resorting to chemicals.
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Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times

The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening without Wasting Water

Author: Maureen Gilmer

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1632170248

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation, and includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Teaming with Nutrients

The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

Author: Jeff Lowenfels

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469517X

Category: Gardening

Page: 250

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​“Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective.” —Acres USA Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed, but many of us know little about the nature of the science involved. In Teaming with Nutrients, Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. 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 provides 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.
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