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Gardening Down-under: A Guide to Healthier Soils and Plants

By: K Handreck

292 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, tabs

CSIRO

Paperback | Jul 2001 | #147509 | ISBN: 0643066772
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About this book

This fully revised edition of Kevin Handreck's classic bestseller contains a wealth of information for practical gardeners. It will enable you to improve the worst of soils, choose the best fertiliser for particular plants, and minimise water use. It also contains a comprehensive guide to managing potted plants. It also covers the basics of soil, composting, fertilisers and potting mixes; as well as simple tests and colour guides to nutrient deficiencies. Gardening Down-Under covers much practical information that is essential for healthy soils and plants.


Contents

Green plants * Soils * Chemistry for gardeners * Dealing with dead plants * Organic matter * Understanding fertilisers * Using fertilisers * Water * Gardening with salty water * Lawns * Growing plants in pots * Fertilisers for plants in pots * Gardening in pots - some practicalities * Index

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Biography

Kevin Handreck is one of Australia's foremost horticultural consultants, having retired from CSIRO's Division of Soils in Adelaide after a long and distinguished career in soils research and communication. He was awarded the Nursery Industry Association's Award of Merit in 1990, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Horticulture.

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