Chapter 4. Soils and Soil Fertility

  1. David S. Ingram,
  2. Daphne Vince-Prue and
  3. Peter J. Gregory
  1. Peter J. Gregory and
  2. Jon Pickering

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995341.ch4

Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

How to Cite

Gregory, P. J. and Pickering, J. (2002) Soils and Soil Fertility, in Science and the Garden: The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice (eds D. S. Ingram, D. Vince-Prue and P. J. Gregory), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995341.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 3 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053087

Online ISBN: 9780470995341

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Keywords:

  • features of soil;
  • soil fertility;
  • properties of soil materials;
  • plants' requirements;
  • soil management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Recognising key features of the soil

  • Properties of the materials constituting soil

  • Managing soils in the garden

  • Roots: activity and growth

  • Cultivating the soil and essentials for planting

  • Managing soil nutrients: manures, composts and fertilisers

  • Managing soil pH

  • Managing water