Rodale, 2001 - Gardening - 106 pages
Let the editors from Rodale Organic Gardening-- the world's leading authority on organic techniques-- show you how to build a compost pile, troubleshoot compost complaints, keep toxins out of your pile, and use compost to produce healthy soil and plants without using chemicals.
1 go organic!
2 essential tools
3 key ingredients
4 helpful decomposers
5 building a pile
7 enriching the soil
8 commercial compost
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How to Make Compost
a chapter five Using Compost
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