All about compost: recycling household and garden waste

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Search, Sep 1, 1999 - Gardening - 48 pages

Fully updated and revised, this new edition explains how to make, and make the best of, compost by recycling household and garden waste. The book reveals how to grow plants that are strong and healthy; how to produce beautiful fruit, vegetables, and flowers; and how to nurture both patio and house plants. It also guides gardeners through all the stages, from why one should compost, what one can compost, and how to build a simple heap to how to use compost, supplement compost with green manures, and retain water. Beautifully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and illustrations throughout, the pages are packed with practical advice and helpful information.

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What you cannot compost
How to make compost

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About the author (1999)

Pauline Peers is the author of numerous books and is the coauthor of Pests: How to Control Them on Fruit and Vegetables.

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