Basic Composting

Basic Composting

All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

Book - 2003
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Each technique illustrated with color photos
Details on what and what not to compost
Suggested uses for finished compost This lavishly illustrated guide contains everything the beginner needs to know about creating useable compost--described in clear, step-by-step detail that eliminates all of the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books. Experts share their knowledge of the proper tools and techniques the novice needs to compost successfully in rural, suburban, or urban settings. Traditional bin systems and an unconventional approach using worms are explained fully. Includes a fascinating look at the science behind the composting process, as well as clear instructions for building a variety of composting bins for the backyard.
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, c2003.
ISBN: 9780811726474
Characteristics: vii, 87 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ebeling, Eric

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Jul 06, 2011

Fantastic book for beginner composters. Lots of pictures make it easy to understand. It also provides some great basic information, for example, that a compost pile basically needs two things: nitrogen (which comes from "greens" like grass) and carbon (which comes from "browns" like dried leaves). One of the best books I've come across on composting because of it's conceptual simplicity and great illustrations.

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