Back-to-basics gardening that will benefit the earth and your
Want to use ordinary waste to create an extraordinary garden?
Composting lets you turn household food waste, yard clippings, and
more into free compost and mulch that's chock-full of nutrients.
From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting
an indoor worm-composting operation, Composting For Dummies makes
these often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible for
Digging into compost basics -- get a handle on the benefits of
composting and the tools you'll need to get started
Choosing the best method and location -- find the best
composting method and location that's right for you, whether it's
above ground, in a hole, in a container or bin, or even right in
Building your pile -- learn which ingredients can go into your
compost pile, what stays out, and how to mix it all up in the right
Stepping beyond traditional composting -- get the lowdown on
vermicomposting (letting worms eat your garbage), growing green
manures to compost later, and sheet composting in the same spot you
plan 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't
Turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into
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
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