Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting

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Storey Publishing, 1998 - Gardening - 153 pages
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The revised and updated edition of the classic guide praised by "Library Journal" as "a highly successful demystification of an increasingly popular art." The perfect book for a new generation of environmentally aware gardeners.
 

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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

Contents

Art or Science?
1
2 Why Compost?
8
3 How Decomposition Works
12
4 Compostable Materials Are All Around You
22
5 Activators Get Things Cooking
41
6 Composting Methods to Stimulate Your Imagination
49
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
109
11 The End Product and How to Use It
124
12 The Times They Are AChangin
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Sources
146
Suggested Reading
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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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