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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In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition. 318,000 copies in print.


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Review: Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Storey's Down-to-Earth Guides)

User Review  - Debra Daniels-zeller - Goodreads

This is a great introduction to composting with lots of useful tips on what to add and various types of composting. I wish there had been a little more information on compost pests like centipedes and why these aren't welcome in the compost. Read full review

Review: Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Storey's Down-to-Earth Guides)

User Review  - PJ Sullivan - Goodreads

A good introduction to composting for gardeners. It discusses various composting systems, their advantages and disadvantages. Bins and tumblers. How to build a bin, where to locate it. What to put on ... Read full review


Art or Science?
2Why Compost?
3How Decomposition Works
4Compostable Materials Are All Around You
5Activators Get Things Cooking
6Composting Methods to Stimulate Your Imagination
7Bins Barrels and Tumblers
8What to Consider Before Building a Compost Pile
10Composting Concerns
11The End Product and How to Use It
12The Times They Are AChangin
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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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