The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments
Rejuvenate your garden – and go beyond compost – by making your own biologically diverse inoculants and mineral-rich amendments using leaf mold, weeds, eggshells, bones, and other materials available for little or no cost.
In The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments, experimental gardener Nigel Palmer provides practical, detailed instructions that are accessible and exciting to every grower who wants to achieve a sustainable garden ecosystem. These garden amendment recipes result in greater soil biological activity and mineral availability, and increase pest and disease resistance, yields, and nutrient density.
Palmer's book includes a primer on plant-soil interaction; instructions for conducting a soil test and extracting minerals from bones and shells using vinegar; and guidance on composting, cover cropping, mulching, and other aspects of sustainable gardening – making it a must-have resource for any serious grower.
Foreword by John Kempf.
Copyright 2020, softcover, 224 pages.
About the Author
Nigel Palmer is a lifelong gardener who relies on the amazing complexity of nature to inspire his gardening philosophy. He is an aerospace engineer by trade, sorting, organizing, and resolving complex technical issues. Nigel is the instructor for the gardening portion of the year-long holistic health education program at The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition (TIOSN), a school founded and directed by his wife, Joan Palmer, an educator, nutritionist, and herbalist. Nigel enjoys telemark skiing up and down mountains, paddling with bears, the keeping of bees, and watching the garlic grow.
Praise for The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments
"Palmer makes the art and science of life-enhancing amendments accessible to gardeners everywhere."
– Fred Walters, Acres U.S.A. magazine
"Making one's own garden amendments not only saves money but is truly the most effective way to grow. Heed this advice and become a savvier grower today."
– Michael Phillips, author of Mycorrhizal Planet