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Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little to nothing about the nature of the nutrients involved or how they get into plants. Teaming with Nutrients explains how nutrients move into plants and what both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients do once inside. It shows organic gardeners how to provide these essentials. To fully explain how plants eat, Lowenfels uses his ability to make science accessible with lessons in biology, chemistry, and botany that all gardeners need to know to understand how nutrients get to the plant and what they do once they're inside it. 

Teaming with Nutrients will open your eyes to the importance of understanding the role of nutrients in healthy, productive organic gardens, and it will show you how these nutrients do their jobs. In short, it will make you a better informed, more successful, and more environmentally responsible gardener.

©2013 Jeff Lowenfels (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Mat
  • 20-07-2020

Great book

I thought it was a great read. Jeff goes into a lot of detail to plant systems and explains components well. As someone who completed tertiary education in plant science it was a refreshing reminder of the complexity of plants and why I love them. Jeff has a bias towards organically grown and GMO free plants, which came through in the writing, and although I respect his position, I can't agree with it all and never like it when someone pushes an ideology onto readers, and for that can't give 5 stars. Definitely a book you'll need to read a few times to really get the most from it.

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  • Jerry Bradley
  • 25-06-2020

Wow, narrator can't even pronounce nucleus.

I was incredibly disappointed when I saw the same narrator that read Teaming with Microbes was also reading Teaming with Nutrients. Mr. Lutkin does not have a high school-level command of the English language. I would be totally okay with that if not for the fact this is a book on plant science. In the first chapter there is a short section about a plant cell's nucleus, or "nuculus" if you were to hear Mr. Lutkin say it. It's exactly at 1h21m20s into the audio book where he starts reading "nuculus" for anyone interested in keeping score. I feel like Audible or someone should at least proof the audio of their books. I don't feel like I'm being an asshole for expecting a narrator of a book to meet basic reading standards. It's a book on science with a lot of Latinate words that are difficult to pronounce, and if there is an occasional flub trying to say "endoplasmic reticulum," or whatever, no big deal. And "nucleus" isn't the only word he flubs by a long shot. His reading miscues are all over the place. They were on "Teaming with Microbes" and are back again in "Teaming with Nutrients." Huge disappointment. As for the actual content of the book, I've just started the 2nd chapter after having my "nuculus"-induced aneurysm. So far it's right in line with "Teaming with Microbes," which was very helpful in getting to know my way around soil.

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  • Johnny Juggernaut
  • 29-07-2020

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If you’re someone who listens faster then make sure to put this at 1.7x speed because the pauses are still there at 1.5x speed. Otherwise this book has everything you need to know about nutrients.

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  • Elan Sun Star
  • 19-06-2020

Brilliant and insightful wisdom

this book is amazing literally..jeff lowenfels is a true genius The details of plant nutrient needs and the soil biochemistry and relationships and mycorhyzzal influences has not been so well defined in easy to understand and comprehend language. if you are interested in plants and farming adn gardening or soil this book should be on the top of your "must" list...

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  • Marcus strader
  • 30-11-2020

great overview of how plants work

great book of you are into plants and would like a deeper understanding about them.

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