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Compost: The Natural Way to Make Food for Your Garden

Compost - The Natural Way to Make Food for Your Garden

Compost-making doesn't need to be hard work, costs almost nothing, and the only secret ingredient you need is patience' - Ken Thompson. Making compost isn't just simple and satisfying, it will save you spending money on expensive soil conditioners and mulches. There's no need for fancy gadgets. Discover how to build a simple bin, find the best tools for the job, and learn what type of mix is perfect for the size of your garden. From what's hot to rot, to bins and wormeries…….read more…….

 
The Compost Book

The Compost Book

A reference to the secrets of compost. It discusses what can and cannot be composted, whether to encourage or discourage the living things haunting a heap, as well as bins, boxes, tumblers, shredders and munchers. There are diagrams and drawings to illustrate the text. This 3rd edition is fully updated. David Taylor lives in Sydney.…….read more…….

 
Composting with Worms: Why Waste Your Waste

Composting with Worms: Why Waste Your Waste

Table of Contents: Why compost with worms? The biology of earthworms. What's living in the bin with the worms. Making your own worm bin. How to make vermicompost. Review of commercially available worm bins. Using worm compost. Frequently asked questions. The wider uses of worms. Worm menu…….read more…….

 
Composting for Dummies (For Dummies)

Composting for Dummies (For Dummies)

Discover how easy it is to master composting. Whether you're an avid gardener or simply want to reduce the amount of materials you send to the landfill, this book shows you how to turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free, nutrient-rich compost. From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting an indoor worm-composting operation, "Composting For Dummies" makes these often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible. If you've ever said to yourself, 'I should start composting,' this book will help you get the job done.…….read more…….

 
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Through the Looking Glass, June 1, 2010: "This wonderful rhyming picture book will show children how easy and fun composting can be." San Francisco Chronicle: "Bouncy rhymes and busy collage art zip along as everything from apple cores to zinnia heads gets tossed into a rich and rotting soil-bound mix. A potentially heavy-handed message is delivered with a light touch so that you want to start your own waste heap right away." ....Ashley Wolff's collage-style illustrations, made from newspaper, tea bags and other recycled materials, echo writer Mary McKenna Siddals's message of reducing waste."…….read more…….

 
Composting Inside and Out: The Comprehensive Guide to Reusing Trash, Saving Money and Enjoying the Benefits of Organic Gardening

Composting Inside and Out: The Comprehensive Guide to Reusing Trash, Saving Money and Enjoying the Benefits of Organic Gardening

"Composting Inside and Out" will help homeowners, farmers, and landscapers reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides. This guide is beneficial to anyone who grows houseplants, maintains a large garden, or participates in community gardening. In addition, it explains why it's important to compost, the many methods of composting and the benefits of turning rubbish into soil nutrients.…….read more…….

 
Compost (Gaia Organic Basics)

Compost (Gaia Organic Basics)

Ideal for town or country gardeners with special topics covering small and urban gardens; An original series covering organic gardening in a modern, fresh and vibrant style; Handy size pocket books provide expert quick reference for practical gardeners; Gaia Organic Basics is an important new series for every gardener who wants to learn how to create a healthy and thriving organic garden. Highly practical, the four books in this series take the mystery out of organic gardening with straightforward explanations of principles and techniques. Designed for beginners as well as more advanced gardeners…….read more…….

 
Compost: The Essential Guide to Producing and Using Your Own Compost in the Garden

Compost: The Essential Guide to Producing and Using Your Own Compost in the Garden

Everybody knows that to be a successful gardener you need compost but not everybody knows how to make it and how easy it is. It doesn't just come in bags from the garden centre, it doesn't have to smell like a farmyard and it doesn't cost a penny. This book demystifies the art of composting. Furthermore, Clare Foster shares her allotment wisdom, teaching new composters how to garden with their new miracle plant food. With some egg shells, grass cuttings, old banana skins and some help from mould, insects and nature,…….read more…….

 
The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

A natural "Six-Way Compost Gardening System" provides the ruling principles for successfully improving every garden with healthy compost. Readers will learn how to: choose labour-saving sites that keep gardens and compost piles as close to one another as possible; work with the compostable riches produced at home - Every yard and kitchen produces plenty of material- easily identified with at-a-glance charts - for a great start; help composting critters do their work by balancing ingredients, …….read more…….

 

Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure

Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure