ISBN: 9781900322591 Year Added to Catalog: 2009 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Color photos Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 Number of Pages: 128 Book Publisher: Green Books Release Date: April 15, 2010 Web Product ID: 507
"Clearly written and cross-referenced, this book obviously draws from a wide range of composting experience. I would certainly recommend it."
—Sue Stickland, gardening writer and author of Back Garden Seed Saving
Composting is easy, fun, saves you money, and helps you to grow lovely plants. Whether you live in an apartment with no garden or have a family and garden that generate large amounts of food and garden waste, this book shows you how to compost everything that can be composted at home, work, or school, and in spaces big and small.
How to Make and Use Compost features an A-Z guide that includes a comprehensive list of what you can and can’t compost, concepts and techniques, compost systems, and common problems and solutions. It includes how to:
Compost your food waste safely
Get the best out of a Dalek-type plastic composter
Make your own seed, plant, and cuttings compost
Create liquid feed for your plants with a wormery
Make compost in your flat or on your balcony
Avoid problems such as rats and flies.
By making your own compost you can feed your plants, increase the fertility of your soil, and help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill at the same time.
About the Author
Nicky Scott is a former Chairman of the Community Composting Network and is the Coordinator of the Devon Community Composting Network. He has helped in the development of the “Scotty’s Hot Box” and the “RiDan” composter, both now widely used for composting food waste. Nicky Scott lives in England.