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Composting For Dummies

Composting For Dummies by Cathy Cromell
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Back-to-basics gardening that will benefit the earth and yourwallet!

Want to use ordinary waste to create an extraordinary garden?Composting lets you turn household food waste, yard clippings, andmore into free compost and mulch that's chock-full of nutrients.From building and working with traditional compost bins to startingan indoor worm-composting operation, Composting For Dummies makesthese often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible foranyone!

  • Digging into compost basics — get a handle on the benefitsof composting and the tools you'll need to get started

  • Choosing the best method and location — find the bestcomposting method and location that's right for you, whether it'sabove ground, in a hole, in a container or bin, or even right inyour kitchen

  • Building your pile — learn which ingredients can go intoyour compost pile, what stays out, and how to mix it all up in theright proportions

  • Stepping beyond traditional composting — get the lowdown onvermicomposting (letting worms eat your garbage), growing greenmanures to compost later, and sheet composting in the same spot youplan to plant

Open the book and find:

  • A step-by-step guide to composting

  • The right gear and tools for the job

  • Tips on constructing your own composting containers and bins

  • Materials you can safely compost (and those to avoid)

  • Cover crops to improve your soil now and compost later

  • Recommendations for using your finished compost

  • What worms contribute to your compost

  • Troubleshooting advice if your compost pile isn'tcooperating

Learn to:

  • Turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more intonutrient-rich compost

  • Build and maintain your own compost bin

  • Use worms to aid in composting, both indoors and out

  • Give your vegetable and flower gardens a boost of energy

Wiley; January 2010
216 pages; ISBN 9780470631263
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Title: Composting For Dummies
Author: Cathy Cromell; The National Gardening Association
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