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Secrets to Great Soil

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Secrets to Great Soil

By Elizabeth Stell

Paperback , 224 pages

ISBN: 9781580170086 (1580170080)
Published by Storey Publishing

  • Get to know your soil
  • Creating fertile soil
  • Soil building tools
  • Making and using compost
  • Mulches, amendments, and green manures
  • How to choose and apply fertilizer
  • Improving new sites and problem soils
  • Fine-tuning tips for specific plants
  • A soil-care calender
  • Earthworm suppliers
  • Soil analysis labs

about Elizabeth Stell

A life-long avid organic gardener, Elizabeth Stell was a childhood composter who persuaded her parents to turn over a few square feet of suburban yard to her trench composting experiment. This success at an early age led to her interest in botany, soil science and environmental studies in college. She has managed the herb gardens at the Hancock Shaker Village, worked in the Comstock, Ferre greenhouse, volunteered at San Francisco's Strybing Arboretum, and has edited many projects. Stell contributed to the Holt Dictionary of Ecology and Environmental Science as well as Rodale's Landscaping with Perennials. Her Storey title is Secrets to Great Soil. She is currently a horticultural consultant and editor for the IMP Gardening Made Easy project.


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