Teaming With Microbes

Teaming With Microbes

The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web

Book - 2010
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"A breakthrough book. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it." -- American Gardener

When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web. You'll discover that healthy soil is teeming with life--not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. This must-have guide is for everyone, from those devoted to organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy plants without resorting to chemicals.

Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, 2010
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781604691139
Branch Call Number: 631.4 LOW
Characteristics: 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Wayne 1942-


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Jan 02, 2019

If you are a gardener, this is a must read! I will never look at my garden, nor the soil in my yard the same way again! This book is fascinating and the authors make difficult concepts easy to understand - written for the lay person. I actually couldn't put the book down. Even if you are not a gardener, but interested in nature, this book is highly recommended! 5 stars from me!

Sep 26, 2011

A must read for all organic gardeners. The authors did a great job of simplifying complex concepts. It's an easy read but packed with interesting information. This book gave me a new respect and deep understanding for soil and changed the way I garden for ever.

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