Organic Gardener's Composting

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Organic Gardener's Composting

By Steve Solomon

This particular book gives me an audience problem. Simultaneously I have two quite different groups of composters in mind. What one set wants the other might find boring or even irritating.

The smaller group includes serious food gardeners like me. Vegetable gardeners have traditionally been acutely interested in composting, soil building, and maintaining soil ...

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Overview

Organic Gardener's Composting

By Steve Solomon

This particular book gives me an audience problem. Simultaneously I have two quite different groups of composters in mind. What one set wants the other might find boring or even irritating.

The smaller group includes serious food gardeners like me. Vegetable gardeners have traditionally been acutely interested in composting, soil building, and maintaining soil organic matter. We are willing to consider anything that might help us grow a better garden and we enjoy agricultural science at a lay person's level.

The other larger audience, does not grow food at all, or if they do it is only a few tomato plants in a flower bed. A few are apartment dwellers who, at best, keep a few house plants. Yet even renters may want to live with greater environmental responsibility by avoiding unnecessary contributions of kitchen garbage to the sewage treatment system. Similarly, modern home owners want to stop sending yard wastes to landfills.

These days householders may be offered incentives (or threatened with penalties) by their municipalities to separate organic, compostable garbage from paper, from glass, from metal or from plastic. Individuals who pay for trash pickup by volume are finding that they can save considerable amounts of money by recycling their own organic wastes at home.

Includes sections on'

What Is Compost
Composting Basics
Nutrients in the Compost Pile
Practical Compost Making
Hot Composting
The Fertilizing Value of Compost
Evaluating Nitrogen Content
Methods and Variations
Building Your Own Bin
Sheet Composting
Mulch Gardening
Vermicomposting
Locating the Worms
Setting Up a Worm Box
Feeding the Worms
Fruit Flies
Maintenance
Garbage Can Composting
Composting for the Food Gardener
Microbes and Soil Fertility
Maintaining Soil Humus
Climate and the Nutritional Quality of Food
Soil Mineral Content by Climate Area
Fertilizing Gardens Organically
Making Superior Compost
Charging the Compost Pits

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490570211
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/29/2013
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 674,158
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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