From the bestselling author of Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding this relationship, gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. Learn how the fungi interact with plants and how to best to employ them in your home garden.
Author: Wayne Lewis
Publisher: Timber Press
Release Date: 2010-09-10
Healthy soil teems with life—not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. Chemical fertilizers injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and the soil becomes increasingly dependent on artificial, often toxic, substances. But there is an alternative: by strengthening the soil food web—the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms—gardeners can create a nurturing environment for plants. Teaming with Microbes extols the benefits of cultivating the soil food web. It clearly explains the activities and organisms that make up the web, and explains how gardeners can cultivate the life of the soil through the use of compost, mulches, and compost tea. With Jeff Lowenfels’ help, everyone—from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants—can create rich, nurturing, living soil.
Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation, and includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Die Bedeutung der Leistungselektronik ist in den letzten Jahren kontinuierlich gewachsen – das gilt sowohl für Schaltungstechniken und Leistungsbereiche als auch für Anwendungen. Das Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk bietet eine verständliche Einführung in das Pflichtfach und berücksichtigt diese Entwicklungen. So wurde die Neuauflage u. a. um Abschnitte zu brückenlosen PFC-Schaltungen und aktiven Filtern erweitert. Außerdem sind mit der Photovoltaik und der Windkraft neue Anwendungsfelder hinzugekommen. Der Band enthält viele Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen.
Learning to garden in a natural, Earth-friendly way seems accessible to only the most experienced of gardeners. But Kip Zonderkop brings organic gardening within anyone’s reach in Kick-Ass Cannabis & Veggies. Equal parts how-to and how-come, this book outlines an easy-to-follow 8-step process that anybody can use to cultivate killer cannabis and veggies, and also explains the soil science and permaculture principles behind the 8 steps. These tricks, hacks, and techniques give the home gardener the necessary foundation for a thriving indoor or outdoor garden. Jam-packed with helpful tips, links, and fantastic resources, Kick-Ass Cannabis & Veggies is the perfect launch pad for newbie organic pot gardeners who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. And for those who aren’t big DIYers, Kip provides lots of short-cuts along the way too. About the Author Kip is a professional writer that loves breaking down complex concepts into simple, understandable prose. After being bit by the gardening bug and reading many gardening guides, Kip set out to write the book he wished he could have read from the start.