Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish

Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish

by Robert Kourik, 225 pages, 8½x11, softcover. Soil yearns for roots. In fact, plant roots define soil and, to a great extent, control the soil ecology. Kourik tells us why and how, as he takes us on an expedition into the complex world of the plant brain—its roots. Rich with painstaking root drawings of a great variety of plants and in-depth accounts of the latest scientific findings about the habits of plants and root growth. It presents new insights into the effects of root systems on soil structure and nutrient layering, the chemical wizardry of root exudates, the subvisible lives of soil microbes and their relationships with plant roots (including a chapter dedicated to the wondrous mycorrhizae). Full of tips on transplanting, irrigation and no-till practices, such as sheet-mulching and biodrilling, to make you a better gardener and a better steward of your soil. Also features appendices on phytoremediation and allelopathy. Kourik says this is not a revised edition of his previous best-seller Roots Demystified—it is a stand-alone book. -Aktan Askin


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