Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish

Understanding Roots Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish Award Winner in the Home Garden category of the USA Best Book AwardsUnderstanding Roots uncovers one of the greatest mysteries underground the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that

  • Title: Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish
  • Author: Robert Kourik
  • ISBN: 9780961584863
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Award Winner in the Home Garden category of the 2015 USA Best Book AwardsUnderstanding Roots uncovers one of the greatest mysteries underground the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that move and grow invisibly beneath our feet.Roots, it seems, do than just keep a plant from falling over they gather water and nutrients, exude wondrous elixirs to cAward Winner in the Home Garden category of the 2015 USA Best Book AwardsUnderstanding Roots uncovers one of the greatest mysteries underground the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that move and grow invisibly beneath our feet.Roots, it seems, do than just keep a plant from falling over they gather water and nutrients, exude wondrous elixirs to create good soil, make friends with microbes and fungi, communicate with other roots, and adapt themselves to all manner of soils, winds, and climates, nourishing and sustaining our gardens, lawns, and woodlands.Understanding Roots contains over 115 enchanting and revealing root drawings that most people have never seen, from prairies, grasslands, and deserts, as well as drawings based on excavations of vegetable, fruit, nut, and ornamental tree roots Every root system presented in this book was drawn by people literally working in the trenches, sketching the roots where they grew.The text provides a verydetailed review of all aspects of transplanting describes how roots work their magic to improve soil nutrients investigates the hidden life of soil microbes and their mysterious relationship to roots explores the question of whether deep roots really gather unique nutrients than shallow roots shares the latest research about the mysteries of mycorrhizal good fungal association shows you exactly where to put your fertilizer, compost, water, and mulch to help plants flourish tells you why gray water increases crop yields than fresh water and, most importantly, reveals the science behind all the above with citations for each scientific paper.This book contains at least eighty percent new information, results of the latest in depth and up to date explorations, and even helpful guidelines on roots than the author s previous book Roots Demystified Change Your Garden Habits to Help Roots Thrive This is not a revised edition it s a whole new stand alone book.

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    1. (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)Understanding Roots is a great book for the thinking gardener. What do I mean by that? Well, if you want your information spoonfed, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. But if you're willing to read critically, you'll find some gems in Kourik's newest book.Understanding Roots summarizes information from a wide variety of scientific sources, and the copious illustrations make the scientists' findings easy to read. But despite be [...]

    2. The subject is immensely important for any use of the land, whether it be small- or large-scale vegetable growing or agroforestry. The sad truth is we still do not know half as much about the soil underneath our feet than we do about the stars galaxies far away. We really are very alienated from the earth. And the underprioritization of soil ecology is evidence of this. Thus, there are not many books on the subject really. At least Robert Kourik puts a brave attempt into collecting much of what [...]

    3. This is no page-turner, but if you are interested in roots, and their impact on tree/plant growth, this book covers the topic pretty well. Some interesting insights, and also some fine drawings of how roots actually grow out and down. Pretty fascinating.

    4. Organic landscaper and author Robert Kourik sheds light on the fascinating world of plant roots in this wonderful resource for gardeners. At over 200 pages, this large book is packed with a wealth of information on how roots grow, collect nutrients, and interact with their environment, and how that knowledge can be used to better care for plants -be they ornamental trees and shrubs, or fruit and vegetable plants in the garden.The book is filled with detailed root drawings and studies of roots fr [...]

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