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Roots Demystified: ...Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive (Anglais) Broché – 15 novembre 2007

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In the early 1980s Robert Kourik stumbled upon some horticultural gold dust lying on a dusty shelf in the University of California. It was the long-forgotten work of Professor John Weaver, who had meticulously drawn the entire root systems of a number of different plants. Shortly afterwards Kourik wrote his classic book Edible Landscape which became a cult book in the permaculture movement at a time when very few specifically permacultural books had been written. It's a compendium of brilliant ideas for the garden and has recently been reprinted by Pemanent Publications. In it Kourik used many of Weaver's illustrations, plus some from the Russian scientist, V. A. Kolesnikov, and exploded many of the current myths about roots. In Roots Demystified he allows himself to go into more detail about these two investigators' work and adds the fruit of his own gardening experience. The descriptive parts of the book make full use of Weaver s and Kolesnikov's remarkable drawings and are backed up by frequent sections headed 'Practical tips for gardeners'. There s also a brilliant chapter on humus and mulch and a somewhat unconventional one on planting trees. In addition a couple of subjects which were hardly known in the mid-80s are briefly covered, including mycorrhiza, the mutually beneficial relationships which plant roots make with fungi. 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. --Patrick Whitefield, author of The Earth Care Manual

A rare combination of firsthand observation, research, humor, and the author's practicality make for a refreshingly original look at roots. --Joy Larkcom, Author, Grow Your Own Vegetables, Lislevane, Co. Cork, Ireland

A gold mine of fascinating facts about the secret life of plants under the ground. Kourik has spent a lifetime studying plants, both as a professional gardener and as journalist hunting down the truth hidden in horticultural research. In this book, he has pulled all that together into a coherent story about the way plants and soils really interact. While the focus of Roots Demystified is most squarely on trees and shrubs, the book is one of the best I have read on how to get plants of any kind to grow, and grow well. --Jack Ruttle, Garden Design magazine --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Gardeners interested in sustainability will find Roots Demystified an invaluable resource. Roots are the key to sustainable gardening and this book offers the key insights to the hidden world below the surface. Roots Demystified is an outstanding compilation and a distillation of the current information about plant roots. It contains 25 meticulous scale drawings and 70 astonishingly detailed pictures which are an education and delight in themselves. Written with wit and insight, this excellent handbook, from the author of the acclaimed Designing & Maintaining Your Edible Landscape, naturally deserves a vital a place on every gardeners reference shelf. The roots described are: lawns, shrubs, vegetables, fruit trees, and native and ornamental trees, with soil fertility and irrigation also covered. Guidelines for how a gardener can use this information are offered with each root illustration, along with many more illustrations and discussions.Kourik has made complicated information easily accessible and this book will make everyone both beginners and the more advanced, better gardeners. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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81 internautes sur 82 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
A Library Within This Book 14 juin 2006
Par ConstanceB - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
One of my most-used books; I'm buying this copy for a wedding. Two negatives -- The cost is high, and even as I wish for more color photographs, I ponder how much the price would rise with them. Also, as a new gardener, I struggled with five-syllable foreign terms and phrases. But he compensates well. After "an inoculant called rhizobium that colonizes the roots of leguminous plants", he says, "Pull up some bean plants. If you can see small pinkish white nodules on the roots" then it's okay. (p. 125)

The range of material is wide yet thorough. Can I grow peaches where I live? He compares 10 varieties, with limitations and virtues. He suggests alternate reading for each subject, and offers a capsule review (e.g., "A good one to browse in the library; only serious tree crops enthusiasts need own it." p. 219). The appendix seems all-encompassing to me, with an expansive index, recommended magazines and supportive organizations, mail order suppliers, & real recipes like "Chayote Parmigiana", with text on everything you'd EVER want to know about growing chayote for the dish, including Effort. (p. 300, 301)

Rosalind Creasy broke ground (ha!) promoting edibles in the landscape, and Kourik credits her. Her book has not been updated, however; this book remains timely.
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Best book I have ever read related to gardening! 11 septembre 2005
Par M. Andrews - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I am an experienced gardener but I never fail to learn something new when I pick up this book. I have had my copy for over fifteen years but still find the information current. This book is a must for anyone who has every wanted to grow an edible garden. From cover crops to choosing apple tree varieties it's packed full of information. I only wish the author would write another similar book so I could buy it. I own most of the books written about edible landscaping and can say this is by far the best.
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A great book! 27 janvier 2008
Par Anne - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
This insightful and instructive book is full of surprising information--it's incredibly useful. Understanding how roots grow is key to successful gardening, and a lot of what I thought I knew about them (such as that most of a tree's roots lie below its canopy) was wrong. Kourik debunks a lot of myths, and his clear, easy to read text is loaded with interesting bits of information on growing all sorts of plants. This book is a valuable addition to my library, and I'll consult it often. I'm a lifelong gardener, and I learned a lot!
35 internautes sur 36 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
good introduction to plant root growth 1 mars 2008
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Roots Demystified: Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive, by Robert Kourik.

A good introductory book to the growth of tree, shrub, and plant roots. Has some material on other things that grow in the soil that interact with roots, and some basic soil science, including a brief chapter on fungus and symbiotic relationships. There are sections on vegetables, shrubs, and trees, how their roots grow and differ, with good planting and care advice. If you have other books with sections on roots, there is little new here. If not, it is a good book to start with. It has a good reference section of current books that we can actually purchase or borrow.

I have read the book, and thumbed through it several times more, and I am still not sure what the author's recommendation for changing my gardening habits to is, there does not seem to be a conclusion or summary. I think, I may be wrong, that he recommends double digging if the soil is poor or compacted, then move on to compost, mulch, and shallow tilling only.

The book is recommended by John Jevons, the "Grow Biointensive" double digging proponent, and it often mentions Ruth Stout, the no dig no work gardening advocate of thick mulching. He draws on the work of John Weaver in the 1920's and 30's, which is good, as Weaver's books are not readily available.

All in all a good book, easy to read presented with a dry sense of humor, solid information, a book I may go back to read again for inspiration, and a bit of reference.
37 internautes sur 40 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
On par with popular permaculture/sustainable living books 7 août 2008
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I just got the book a week back and I am still reading it. I had to write this review because of the number of stars this book got. It is unfair since only 2 persons have reviewed it. Yes, this book is a little technical, but nothing that a lay person cannot understand. Actually, that is the reason I got this book for. I wanted facts and not stories. I have been reading about permaculture for a while now. I had so many unanswered questions. The minute I read preview pages on Google books, I bought it without the usual second thoughts I get. I am still learning a lot. I liked the section on companion planting and decided not to buy a book on it. Instead I just ordered his book on drip irrigation. I didn't get any color photos in my book. I found I had to download it from his web site. But I don't care much for somebody's landscape photos because I will design my own :) This book has a section on roots too. I also bought his other book on roots as I found it hard to design without knowing what happens underneath. If you are in doubt about buying this book, read the preview to see if this is for you.
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