Compost: Recipes for a Healthy Garden and a Happy Planet

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Whether you are crazy about compost or just eager to discover the uses of organic plant food, this handy guide will show you exactly how easy compost is to make. The basics of soil science are explained, including details on how to find and maintain composting creatures. Simple schemes for the space-conscious—such as compost-in-a-bag options and indoor wormeries—as well as advanced options for enthusiasts and those with large gardens are all included. Handy tips for overcoming common problems and plans ...

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Overview

Whether you are crazy about compost or just eager to discover the uses of organic plant food, this handy guide will show you exactly how easy compost is to make. The basics of soil science are explained, including details on how to find and maintain composting creatures. Simple schemes for the space-conscious—such as compost-in-a-bag options and indoor wormeries—as well as advanced options for enthusiasts and those with large gardens are all included. Handy tips for overcoming common problems and plans for a feed-and-forget composting system are all included. Packed with practical information, this is the perfect guide to starting your own compost pile.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780007267279
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Allan Shepherd works for the Centre of Alternative Technology and is an award-winning gardener. He is the bestselling author of five books, including 52 Weeks to Change Your World and The Organic Garden.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     5
Let's get this party started: How to find your inner compost gourmet     7
Starter: Soil in the Bag, Something easy to get you started     17
Main Course: Cold Turkey, Kick the bin-liner habit and start composting your kitchen scraps with this easy feed-and-forget recipe     23
Side Dishes: Bokashi Sushi, Composting with a Japanese accent     47
The Worm Stack: Every child's favourite composting dish     55
Dessert: Hot Californian Turnover, Have you got room for pudding? Find out with this belt-loosening treat     69
The Drinks Menu: Compost Tea, Drooped without the brew? Try this pick-me-up     85
Comfrey Cordial: Plant tonic - without the gin     91
The Wafer-thin Mint: To finish the meal off     99
The Ideas Larder     105
Index     110
Acknowledgements     112
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