Ah, Spring! Newness everywhere: new buds, new shoots, new babies, new sprouts. It must be time to crack the spine of…an old book? Indeed. Late winter and early spring find the bedside table crowded with well-thumbed gardening books. This year is no exception, and I have dug up (pun intended) one of my favorites. It’s called Life in the Soil by James B. Nardi.
Every page is a revelation. I highly recommend it.
IN the food web of life, I of course find most fascinating the producers: those organisms that produce their own nutrients from only air, water, minerals and energy…the everyday wonder that is a lettuce seed, say, spouting and heading up for my eventual enjoyment on just the soil, rain and sun that falls upon it? Awe, inspiring.