Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition)

Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition)

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by Stu Campbell
     
 

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In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition. 318,000 copies in print.

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In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition. 318,000 copies in print.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603422031
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
536,464
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Stu Campbell is an accomplished gardener, writer and skier who lives in Stowe, Vermont. He has written Storey's The Home Water Supply, The Mulch Book, Mulch It! and Improving Your Soil as well. Stu is also a compulsive composter--collecting piles of particularly attractive leaves from the side of the road! Stu Campbell is the author of Let it Rot! (a guide to home composting) and The Home Water Supply. He lives in Stowe, Vermont.

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Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Let it Rot' is the best booklet on composting I have ever read. (I have had two copies for about 20 years). It is concise, easy to read and follow, gives just about every type and kind of composting there is, with the descriptions and instructions on making your own compost. But that is not all - the book is truly inspirational, letting the reader truly understand the mechanisms of the composting process, especially how very natural it all is, and how easy it is for anyone to make fertilizer out of those ubiquitous lawn clippings, weeds, prunings, hay, leaves, and other organic material that we tend to waste by throwing it all out in the trash. Just reading the book makes you want to go out and compost right away! With your own compost, you make what we gardeners call, 'black gold' - the very best fertilizer of all! And it is free.
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Tropidolaemus More than 1 year ago
I thought the subject was well presented. There is enough info to get the average person comfortable to start composting in their yard. There was some more in depth info as well for those of us who want a little more than bare bones. Written in a light and easy style.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I own a number of books about composting but this is the best I've read for the beginning composter. It contains sufficient detail to give you a good understanding of the why's, when's, and how-to's without being overly technical. Every aspect of composting is covered from how to build a number of composting bins and which are the best free materials to include in your compost, to which compost activators are best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book basically tells you about how to bulid compost piles . Like what to and not to put in the compost piles. It even tells you how to build a compost pile. This book I think needs to be more about compost and decomposting. Otherwise it is alright!