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Two soil books to consider this week

Soil amendments for the Organic GardenToday's the big day --- the third book in my soil series is live and the fourth book is up for preorder (and on sale for a limited time)! I hope you'll take a chance on a series that has been described as "Easy, useful, and homestead tested."

Yes, the topic is a bit geeky and semi-scientific. But paying attention to your soil will pay huge dividends in the quality of your crops and the ease of your gardening endeavors now and for a years into the future.

Without further ado, here are the links to book 3, Balancing Soil Nutrients and Acidity:

And here are the links to book 4, Soil Amendments for the Organic Garden:

Black soldier fly larvae

As you may recall, these are quarters of my upcoming print book, The Ultimate Guide to Soil, and I have to admit I went over my word-count quota by the time I finished part three. I actually considered pulling part four out to be its own print book since that section is quite a tome, full of all of the tips and tricks I've found for incorporating both found and purchased amendments (biochar, humanure, black soldier fly larvae, and much more) into a beyond-organic garden. But I eventually talked my editor into letting me fold it into the print book without cutting anything out.

Why am I telling you all that? Because I had to be a bit evasive to keep my promise of offering new books at 99 cents for a couple of days during preorder when it came to Soil Amendments for the Organic Garden. Book four is so big that Amazon told me the minimum price I could apply to the book was $ I uploaded a fake file. You won't get that fake since I'll swap it out for the real book as soon as I raise the price later in the week. But I won't ever be able to offer Soil Amendments for the Organic Garden below $1.99 in the future. (Fake files only work during preorder.) So if you want the gargantuan last quarter really cheap, snag it now.

Thanks so much for reading! And if you enjoy my ebooks, I hope you'll consider taking the time to write a brief review. Your social proof helps strangers decide to take a chance on a new author and gives me the leisure to share my experiences with you every day on the blog. I appreciate having you along for the ride!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Just pre ordered the print book. Thank you Anna it looks great! Thank you for testing each different way especially. Oh by the way
Comment by Anonymous Mon May 9 10:18:28 2016
Anonymous --- Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it. :-)
Comment by anna Mon May 9 13:06:36 2016

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