Roots Demystified: Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive

Roots Demystified Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive Roots Demystified explains simple solutions for growing healthy roots and thereby healthier plants The book explores the subterranean part of every gardener s world revealing how roots really grow

  • Title: Roots Demystified: Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive
  • Author: Robert Kourik
  • ISBN: 9780961584832
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Roots Demystified explains simple solutions for growing healthy roots and, thereby, healthier plants The book explores the subterranean part of every gardener s world, revealing how roots really grow while correcting common errors such as where most gardeners apply water, mulch, and fertilizer or compost This is the first and only book in print for gardeners with such anRoots Demystified explains simple solutions for growing healthy roots and, thereby, healthier plants The book explores the subterranean part of every gardener s world, revealing how roots really grow while correcting common errors such as where most gardeners apply water, mulch, and fertilizer or compost This is the first and only book in print for gardeners with such an extensive number of illustrations of garden and orchard roots The roots covered underlie lawns, prairies, shrubs, vegetables, fruit trees, and native and ornamental trees Practical tips for how a gardener can use this information to create abundant vegetables, better lawns, and sturdier trees and shrubs are offered with each of the 70 illustrations Roots Demystified also describes several ways to garden without turning the soil no till and surface cultivation a plus for aging baby boomers.

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    1. I like garden books - especially when they have actual references and experience to back up the statements. I got a few good tips and a good bit of inspiration. There was something about the cover that made me not ever buy it (shallow, I know), but my son bought it and lent it to me. Glad he did. And now I even like the cover better. Another cover turn off and an excellent read is Dear Mad’m by Stella Patterson (I think).

    2. Robert Kourik became curious about roots one day and discovered that some pioneering scientists (John Weaver and V.A. Kolesnikov) had done some great work on them (unsurprisingly). In "Roots Demystified," he extrapolates gardening advice from this scientific background. While much of the advice seems sound (drip irrigation and no-till gardening are great), the premise of the book seems stretched a little thin for me. There is some interesting knowledge to be had in the book. I was especially fas [...]

    3. This book was helpful and contained some surprising information about roots. I think it was more helpful in understanding how tree roots grow, but there is some relevant information for vegetable gardeners. I wasn't a thrilled with it as I hoped to be from reading the reviews, but it is certainly valuable knowledge for anyone wanting to delve a little deeper into understanding how plants grow and thrive.

    4. You're reading a book about roots? yes and it is great. Who knew roots could be so interesting! Since we depend on them to sustain us reading about them seemed a good thing to do.

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