The Complete Compost Gardening Guide
The Complete Compost Gardening Guide is a good book that deserves to be on the bookshelf of gardeners and homesteaders everywhere. I’m a bit ashamed to admit it but when it comes to composting I’m a bit of a neophyte. I am blessed to have a good Town sponsored compost program but I figure to truly “walk the walk, and talk the talk”, I needed to learn a bit about gardener’s black gold.
All Types Of Compost
This book goes into great detail about all phases of composting and offers good ideas on placement, various methods of composting, and different ways to grow directly in compost.
Move It Closer
The book makes the case for locating your compost bin closer to the garden than normal. Instead of sticking the bin in a forlorn corner of the yard, and dragging compost to and fro, they advocate for the labor saving step of having the compost right there.
Thinking Outside The Bin
The authors also offer several ideas on different methods of composting from the old fashioned bin to composting in a garbage can that you roll around every few days to get a good mix. I also liked their ideas on compost piles that you grow directly into like Comforter Compost and Grow Heaps.
Grow Right In Your Pile
The last chapters of the book are devoted to vegetables that can be grown in the various methods described in the book. I’m going to give their Layered Crater approach a try for my potatoes this year.
Get It You’ll Love It!
I heartily recommend this book!
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