Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition)

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Storey Publishing, Mar 1, 1998 - Gardening - 160 pages
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Transform leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps into gardener’s gold! This easy-to-use guide shows you how to turn household garbage and backyard refuse into nutrient-filled compost that can nourish your soil and promote a thriving garden. Stu Campbell provides an in-depth explanation of how composting works and offers clear instructions for a variety of both traditional and modern methods for successfully creating your own compost. You’ll soon be saving money, minimizing waste, and enjoying bountiful harvests.
 

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Contents

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2 Why Compost?
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3 How Decomposition Works
12
4 Compostable Materials Are All Around You
22
5 Activators Get Things Cooking
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6 Composting Methods to Stimulate Your Imagination
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7 Bins Barrels and Tumblers
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8 What to Consider Before Building a Compost Pile
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9 Methods to Speed Decomposition
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10 Composting Concerns
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11 The End Product and How to Use It
124
12 The Times They Are AChangin
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Sources
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Suggested Reading
148
Index
149
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About the author (1998)

The late Stu Campbell lived and gardened in Stowe, Vermont. He was the author of Let It Rot!, a guide to home composting with over 340,000 copies in print; Mulch It!; and The Home Water Supply.

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