Composting

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Workman Pub., 1998 - Gardening - 106 pages
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Composting begins with the least-maintenance method--pile up dead leaves and grass trimmings in a corner of the yard and let nature do its work--and graduates to those methods that require more involvement but also yield greater and faster results. It covers materials suitable for compost; how to achieve the proper balance of carbon, nitrogen, water, and air for fastest decomposition; how to monitor and adjust the pileís heat; as well as common problems and what to do about them.

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Contents

Introduction Choosing
49
Simple The Benefits of Compost
73
Managed Stretching Compost
81
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About the author (1998)

Liz Ball is the author and photographer of eight garden books, including Rodale's Garden Problem Solver series. Her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous catalogs, magazines and books. A regional director of the Garden Writers' Association of America, she lives and gardens outside Philadelphia, PA.

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