The Living Soil Handbook | Jesse Frost

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The No-Till Grower’s Guide to Ecological Market Gardening
By Jesse Frost

 

Principles and farm-tested practices for no-till market gardening–for healthier, more productive soil!

From the host of the popular The No-Till Market Garden Podcast-heard around the world with over 850k downloads!

Discovering how to meet the soil’s needs is the key task for every market gardener. In this comprehensive guide, Farmer Jesse Frost shares all he has learned through experience and experimentation with no-till practices on his home farm in Kentucky and from interviews and visits with highly successful market gardeners in his role as host of The No-Till Market Garden Podcast

The Living Soil Handbook is centered around the three basic principles of no-till market gardening:

Disturb the soil as little as possible
Keep it covered as much as possible
Keep it planted as much as possible

Farmer Jesse then guides readers in applying those principles to their own garden environment, with their own materials, to meet their own goals

Beginning with an exploration of the importance of photosynthesis to living soil, Jesse provides in-depth information on:

Turning over beds
Using compost and mulch
Path management
Incorporating biology, maintaining fertility
Cover cropping
Diversifying plantings through intercropping
Production methods for seven major crops

Throughout, the book emphasizes practical information on all the best tools and practices for growers who want to build their livelihood around maximizing the health of their soil

Farmer Jesse reminds growers that “as possible” is the mantra for protecting the living soil: disturb the soil as little as you possibly can in your context. He does not believe that growers should anguish over what does and does not qualify as “no-till.” If you are using a tool to promote soil life and biology, that’s the goal. Jesse’s goal with The Living Soil Handbook is to provide a comprehensive set of options, materials, and field-tested practices to inspire growers to design a soil-nurturing no-till system in their unique garden or farm ecosystem

ISBN: 9781645020264
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 8th July 2021
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co

 

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