If you want to find out how exactly plants eat, you wish you understood more about … I would say, it explains why a well made compost does wonders, and so many people swear by it, while some are unimpressed and find synthetic fertilizers satisfy in the short term. I like to know how things work, so it is interesting to me. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A bit haphazard in organization resulting in a lot of repetition and some confusion. Another good one from this author. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. You can tell he is passionate about what he is teaching you I would most definatly recommend this and Teaming with microbes as a must read for any Gardner or people interested in healthy food and soil. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Must read for all serious gardeners and farmers! What happens to them? Grow Your Soil! It's clear that Lowenfels really knows his stuff. But some hard core information. Healthy soil is teeming with life—not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. Very well written tons of information but still has a good flow to get you through some of the meatier areas. Unable to add item to List. Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener's perspective. A botany/ microbiology/ chemistry course in one book. Disappointing, author avoids "scaring" the reader with scientific terms. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Timber Press Release Date: May 7, 2013 Imprint: Timber Press ISBN: 9781604695175 Language: English Download options: EPUB 2 (Adobe DRM) Something went wrong. Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition - Kindle edition by Lowenfels, Jeff. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Seven of the 10 chapters describe in highly technical i didn;t know phosphorus (the p in n p k) will reach peak in this century. The native soil just hardens up in the drought down several feet, and mulch withers. Read this in conjunction with Teaming with Microbes. There is a great deal of biology and plant anatomy in the first half of the book. There's a problem loading this menu right now. If you're interested in the science behind the soil chemistry in your organic garden, this is your book. On page 200, Lowenfels states, "...you can't feed the world just using organics.....Gardening is a hobby." another factoid, home gardeners use 3X of commercial fertilizer that commercial farmers do, leading to non-point source pollution of devastating proportions (see dead zone gulf of mexico, or any estuary in western world). Lots of useful information. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If you want enough knowledge that you can approach soil amendment armed with knowledge and instinct, you might be disappointed. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition. After reading that you will never look at your garden or any plant the same way again. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Might be a good reference for a quote if you are doing a research paper. My favorite part was discovering the 17 essential elements for plant to live and reproduce, worth the time! Each book is focused on a different area of plant science; the other books being, Teaming with Microbes (written by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis) and Teaming with Fungi.. There are lots of books on how to improve soil but few of them are as well written, clearly illustrated or as informative as this one. Good explanations for the value of soil amendment. I was blown away reading Teaming With Microbes and disappointed reading teaming with nutrients. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 8, 2014. this is a perfect companion for "teaming with microbes" and a must for the organic gardener. Are you spending this season bundling up against the chill or enjoying summery southern hemisphere vibes (in which case we are... To see what your friends thought of this book, Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition. In Teaming with Nutrients, Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition - Ebook written by Jeff Lowenfels. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Please try again. Bought as a gift for my husband and it has changed the way he gardens (I'm learning too). 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. Hvbrid methods, GM, breeding? May 7th 2013 Teaming With Nutrients by Jeff Lowenfels Just as he demystified the soil food web in his groundbreaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Teaming with Nutrients is the second book in a series of three books written by Jeff Lowenfels, for the publisher Timber Press. We’d love your help. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web—the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants. It is not at all an easy "go get a bag of fertilizer or compost". A serious delve into how and why planets and their surrounding environment work. Be the first to ask a question about Teaming with Nutrients. This book, combined with the earlier "Teaming with Microbes", should ideally find a place on any organic gardener's book shelf and rapidly become well thumbed as the information they contain is absorbed and put into good use. Start by marking “Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I swear I felt like I was back in school again. The only thing I would do differently is to buy the hardback instead of the e-book. But taking the time to understand how nutrients work with plants will in the long run provide an understanding of what soil amendments and fertilzers to use, and so save frustration and money. Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition eBook: Lowenfels, Jeff: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Some good technical information. Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2016. I wish he'd teamed with a co-writer who could help him make it more immediately relevant. 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