Corn tassels
Hungarian pepper


This is the home site for a book I wrote 25 years ago entitled “Fertile Soil.” It is the result of a literature search while running Woods End Laboratory, an agricultural soil-testing facility in Maine. The lab served farmers and gardeners throughout the nation.

The book is out of print but has a secondary market. Consequently and because of its unique features, I offer it under a creative commons license after editing and reformatting it for the internet and retitling it as “Soil Fertility.”

It contains:

To view or download a copy of the book, go to the Book page.

Comments via e-mail to are welcome. Once I learn how to manage it, a Posts page will print comments and responses.

Robert Parnes