Friday, September 30, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Soil by Anna Hess

The Ultimate Guide to Soil by Anna Hess was the first book that opened my eyes to more than just growing the plant or product, but how to make the soil ready to provide that seed with nourishment for a healthier growth and possibly better flavor. The book is more like a helpful guide to help any soil and how to make it great! I could really use this book as my soil is more like sand since I live near the water and don't really have any ground soil to use. So I really needed an idea to help find and get the best dirt for a garden, especially if next year I plan to build a garden in my backyard. Since I recently moved about 5 months ago, I already had plans set for next year to set up my veggie garden. However, dirt is a big part of this and now from reading this book I feel well informed what I need to have for a simple backyard gardener like myself.

I think what I really like is that it's not difficult to understand or use the steps and tips inside to provide regular soil with what it needs to be superior! Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but it will make it better than it was. There are some interesting things about the bugs that are found in the soil, which actually can be a sign of low nutrients or if you do have a huge growth of plants, then it is a sign of the dirt being, well soil being perfect! So the signs to watch out is also a good way to tell if you have what you need for a healthy growth in plants. However, without knowing it can be difficult to tell what needs to be done, until looking into this book that won't be any issue to worry about.

You will also learn about different types of soil from around the world, where they are located and what it could be described as. Also the different soils you may come across in your garden or where you want to plant, and what you can do to repair this situation if it's not made well for plants to grow their best. One other thing that I did find to be quite a helpful bit of information I found is that you will want to time things. Yes, time things perfectly when planting. So you have the perfect growth every time and it's ready for you before the season is over. I think I sort of knew that because my mom loves to garden and it always tells you to plant around certain times of the year and when to harvest. However, it was pretty neat to have it written down as a reminder and go into more detail why it's important.

Finally, there really is more to gardening than dirt, seed, and water. It's got more to do with the soil being used to feed the seed what it needs. Just like humans, we all need the best nutrients to feel our best. So plants just need a little TLC when it comes to the right soil being used.

Information About The Author:
Anna Hess enjoys writing about her adventures both on her blog at and in her books. Her first paperback, The Weekend Homesteader, helped thousands of homesteaders-to-be find ways to fit their dreams into the hours leftover from a full-time job. She lives with her husband in the mountains of southwest Virginia.

Book Information:

  • Title: The Ultimate Guide to Soil 
  • Subtitle: The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and a Healthier Home 
  • Author: Anna Hess 
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing 
  • Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing 
  • Published: 19 July 2016 
  • Format: Paperback 
  • ISBN-139781634507707 
  • Pages: 296 
  • Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00in. 

If you're interested in learning more, please follow the link below:
Skyhorsepublishing.- The Ultimate Guide to Soil The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and a Healthier Home by Anna Hess

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