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Product Details

  • Series: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, a-202 (Book 202)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Rev Upd edition (January 5, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580172237
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580172233
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Create Fertile, Productive Soil, Anywhere!

Improving your soil both increases the yield of your garden and makes your garden easier to tend. With Improving Your Soil, you’ll learn the best way to improve the soil in your garden, including how to:

*Determine whether your garden soil is sandy, clay, or loam

*Identify the right time to work your soil

*Take a soil sample

*Balance pH

*Improve difficult soils, such as soggy, sandy, compacted, or shallow soils

*Use soil amendments

*And more!

About the Author

The late Stu Campbell lived and gardened in Stowe, Vermont. He was the author of Let It Rot!, a guide to home composting with over 340,000 copies in print; Mulch It!; and The Home Water Supply.

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It's short, simple, and very sweet.
Sheila
She has found the information useful as we are preparing our "victory" (crisis) garden and need to have the best production we can.
Michael P. Herriges
This will give you the foundational knowledge needed to improve your soil or help you diagnosis your soil problems.
Keith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sheila on February 8, 2012
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Small book, with great information. the author knows his soil, he's been at it for years, and it shows. This is no encyclopedia on soil, but it's as simple as this... if you want good soil, buy the book, and you will know exactly what to do, and learn more besides. It's short, simple, and very sweet. Helped me alot, and I know gardening.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael P. Herriges on June 19, 2011
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I purchased this for my wife who does the gardening. She knows better than to let me around plants; I could kill a plastic plant. She has found the information useful as we are preparing our "victory" (crisis) garden and need to have the best production we can.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edward Grey on April 19, 2012
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I found this pamphlet to generally have good basic information. It was only 30 pages long but I felt it gave a reasonable grasp of the basics of soil and what makes it work well, and how to diagnose and resolve problems. Overall for the price it was well worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keith on October 29, 2011
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This is a great reference for beginner gardeners. This will give you the foundational knowledge needed to improve your soil or help you diagnosis your soil problems.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randy Normann on December 27, 2012
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Useful information without a lot of reading. Reasonable value for the price and most likely all you will need. oasdf
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By Jonathan O. on January 11, 2014
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Anyone who's tried to grow something had probably had a problem with bad soil, at-least from my experience. Having this book around and using the methods in it could save a great many plants and days filled with frustration.
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By Emma on January 1, 2014
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love all of the books they write but they are all very thin, i thought they would have been more thicker but i guess they just get the basics in there along with other helpful tips
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By PhotoFan on November 30, 2013
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Great pamphlet short and to the point, time tested knowledge. Almost as good as a neighbor with a life time of experience.
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