An outstanding compilation and a distillation of the most current information about plant roots, the key to sustainable gardening. It contains 25 scale drawings and 70 astonishingly detailed pictures which are an education and delight in themselves. Kourik has made complicated information easily accessible to help everyone – both beginners and the more advanced – become better gardeners.
|Author||Robert Kourik; foreword by Rosalind Creasy; edited by Mark Kane; illustrations by Maia Massion; additional illustrations by Heidi Schmidt, Amie Hill, Linda Parker|
|Short title||Roots Demystified|
|Long title||Roots Demystified - Change Your Gardening Habits To Help Roots Thrive|
|Publisher||Santa Rosa, CA : Metamorphic Press ; c1986.|
- definitely a book I would recommend to any serious gardener Review by Patrick Whitefield, author of the Earth Care Manual, review in Permaculture magazine
All is told in Kourik’s direct and simple style with a rich vein of humour. It’s not as long as the page count might suggest, as the print size is very large and there’s plenty of blank paper. But though the quantity of information may be low the quality is high. It’s definitely a book I would recommend to any serious gardener, even if you already have Edible Landscape.
(Posted on 15/07/2010)