Hands on Gardener: Composting

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SMITH & HAWKEN

THE HANDS-ON GARDENER

A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR BACKYARD COMPOSTING

Offering a wealth of both practical and technical information, here is a thorough, step-by-step program for getting the most out of composting, no matter how much time is spent. Including:

Simple or Managed Letting Nature run its course, or hurrying ...

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SMITH & HAWKEN

THE HANDS-ON GARDENER

A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR BACKYARD COMPOSTING

Offering a wealth of both practical and technical information, here is a thorough, step-by-step program for getting the most out of composting, no matter how much time is spent. Including:

Simple or Managed Letting Nature run its course, or hurrying decomposition. Materials to use, materials to avoid. Fine-tuning the carbon/nitrogen ratio. Year-round compost production.

Equipment Bins, boxes, and the Biostack. The "red wiggler" composting worm. Shredders and loppers, sieves and sifters.

Reaping the Benefits How to improve soil texture, provide nutrition, adjust soil chemistry, fight plant diseases and pests, and discourage weeds.

Problem-Solving If the pile begins to smell. Critters and bugs. Too wet or too dry.

Liz Ball has been both the author and photographer for numerous garden books, including Rodale Press's Garden Problem Solver series. She also serves as a regional director of the Garden Writer's Association of America.

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The Complete Compost Gardening Guide glories in the details – where to get good sawdust and coffee grounds, the pluses and minuses of a whole range of animal manures, what plants grow best in what sorts of compost – as it provides countless tips for making and using compost in dozens of different ways.”

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“Pleasant and Martin have combined their years of gardening experience thoughtfully and convincingly. Gardening readers will wonder why it took so long to figure out that composting is at the heart of the fruits and flowers.”

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“Pleasant and former garden book editor Martin here provide both a reference guide and an introduction to composting.... Essential reading for any gardener interested in composting.”

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Meet the Author


Liz Ball is the author and photographer of eight garden books, including Rodale's Garden Problem Solver series. Her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous catalogs, magazines and books. A regional director of the Garden Writers' Association of America, she lives and gardens outside Philadelphia, PA.
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Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Introduction

WHAT IS SOIL?

The Life of Soil

Making Humus by Composting

NURTURING THE SOIL

Organic Materials for Composting

SIMPLE COMPOSTING

Making the Simple Compost Pile

Other Simple Composting Methods

MANAGED COMPOSTING

The Pros and Cons of Managed Composting

Building the Managed Composting Pile

Doing It All

COMPOSTING SITES

General Specifications

Screening the Composting Area

CHOOSING A COMPOST BIN

Criteria for a Compost Bin

Making Your Own Bin

Commercial Compost Bins

Alternatives to Bins and Boxes

COMPOSTING TOOLS and SUPPLIES

Equipment to Shred or Chop Materials

Other Composting Tools and Supplies

THE BENEFITS of COMPOST

Compost Benefits Soil

Compost Benefits Plants

HOW to USE COMPOST

Stretching Compost

Using Compost in Your Landscape

SOLVING COMPOST PROBLEMS

Problems with Your Pile

Dealing with Kitchen Garbage

Substituting When Your Compost Runs out

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