Compost: The natural way to make food for your garden

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Feb 1, 2011 - Gardening - 192 pages

“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, discover how to transform your refuse into fertiliser that'll keep your flowers and plants blooming.

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User Review  - jimll - LibraryThing

This book provides gardeners with an easily digested introduction to compost making, with lots of practical advice. It covers how to get the right carbon-nitrogen mix, describes different compost bin ... Read full review

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Short and sweet, this how-to guide presents an easy-to-understand overview of the science of composting and explains how the reader can get started on his or her own compost pile. From what to (and ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Ken Thompson is a plant ecologist and senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He writes regularly for gardening magazines, promoting the science behind gardening to the general reader. His previous books include An Ear to The Ground and No Nettles Required.

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