Teaming with Nutrients (Hardcover)

The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

By Jeff Lowenfels

Timber Press, 9781604693140, 250pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

​“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.” —Acres USA

Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed, but many of us know little about the nature of the science involved. In Teaming with Nutrients, Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little or nothing about the nature of the nutrients and the mechanisms involved. 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. Along the way, Lowenfels gives the reader easy-to-grasp lessons in the biology, chemistry, and botany needed to understand how nutrients get into  the plant and what they do once they’re inside.
 



About the Author

Jeff Lowenfels is the author of a trilogy of award winning books on plants and soil, and he is the longest running garden columnist in North America. Lowenfels is a national lecturer as well as a fellow, hall of fame member, and former president of the Garden Writers of America.



Praise For Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

"If you really want to get a sense of how little we know about how plants use fertilizers — and I count myself in this league — you should read Teaming with Nutrients, which gets deep into the weeds, so to speak, of the microscopic architecture of plants and the biochemical processes at play." The Washington Post
 
“Useful and practical information on soil testing, natural and synthetic fertilizers, factors influencing availability of nutrients, and the importance of proper fertilizing.” Pacific Horticulture
 
“Lowenfels offers everyone else a crash course in discovering soil structure, fertility, and microbial actions powerful enough to turn a dry wash into a productive source of clean, slow, organically grown food, without a single bag of potting soil.” The Desert Sun
 
“Lowenfels offers a deeper understanding of the major and minor plant nutrients and delivers the necessary science in a conversational style that most gardeners will appreciate.” The Monterey County Herald
 
“You’ll never garden the same old way again.” Muskogee Phoenix
 
“Colorful illustrations, plentiful and readable diagrams, and a well-executed chapter structure make this an indispensable resource.” Publishers Weekly