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Vegetables, fruits, and grains are a key supply of important nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a outcome, the broccoli you consume nowadays may have much less than half of the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. This is a matter for critical concern, considering that poor nutrition has been linked to myriad well being issues such as cancer, heart illness, obesity, higher blood pressure, and diabetes. For optimum well being we need to improve the nutrient density of our foods to the levels enjoyed by prior generations. To develop create of the highest nutritional quality the essential minerals lacking in our soil should be replaced, but this re-mineralization calls for far much more focus to detail than the easy addition of composted manure or NPK fertilizers. The Intelligent Gardener demystifies the approach although simultaneously debunking a lot of the false and misleading info perpetuated by both the traditional and organic agricultural movements. In doing so, it conclusively establishes the link between wholesome soil, healthy food, and wholesome folks. This practical step-by-step guide and the accompanying customizable web-primarily based spreadsheets go beyond organic and are essential tools for any serious gardener who cares about the top quality of the create they develop. Steve Solomon is the author of numerous landmark gardening books which includes Gardening When it Counts and Developing Vegetables West of the Cascades. The founder of the Territorial Seed Business, he has been increasing most of his family\'s meals for over thirty-5 years.
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