ISBN: 9780961584832 Year Added to Catalog: 2007 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Black and White Illustrations Number of Pages: 176 Book Publisher: Metamorphic Press Release Date: November 15, 2007 Web Product ID: 360
Opens the door to the world beneath your garden’s feet—where healthy plants begin.
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 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 more 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.
"A gold mine of fascinating facts about the secret life of plants under ground.... While the focus of Roots Demystified is most squarely on trees and shrubs, the book is one of the best I have read on how to get plants of any kind to grow, and grow well."
—Jack Ruttle, Garden Design magazine
About the Author
During the 1975 California drought, Robert Kourik created a primitive drip system, and since then he has continued to innovate using the latest technologies. He has written 10 instructional books advocating sustainable gardening, edible landscaping, and a healthy lifestyle, including Roots Demystified. He lives in Occidental, California. ...