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June 10th, 2009

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02:32 pm - Soil Food Web Books
The concept of the Soil Food Web is one that fascinates me. Here are three major books on the topic that look very interesting.

Teaming with Microbes is written for more of a lay audience.

Soil Biology Primer seems an intermediate text.

And The Compost Tea Brewing Manual makes itself look a bit more in depth and technical.

I think I'm answering my own question here before even asking it. I'll get more out of the more technical text.

Anyway for folks interested in re-vivifying the Earth these books should all have something to offer

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Date:June 10th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
I currently have a place in one of my dye beds that two plants have died in. I suppose the squash planted there is technically hanging on, but it hasn't grown since I put it in the ground, whereas the rest of the squashes back there are growing normally.

I've wondered about this mystery, which clearly became a soil/location issue with the second plant struggling there.

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