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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Composting (Idiot's Guides) Paperback – May 4, 2010
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Composting is, simply put, a way to make kitchen and lawn waste into humus, which is both a soil and soil additive. It can be so rich and full of nutrients that gardeners often refer to it as "black gold".
Over the years I have composted in many ways, learning the hard way because most instructional guides I have found to reference are hopelessly complex.
Recently I read Chris McLaughlin's "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Composting" and see it as an amazing breath of fresh air. Quite clearly it spells out composting - clean, easy, simple, and thorough. Let me repeat - EASY!
From vermicomposting (worm composting) to traditional composting (with bins) to creative composting (grasscycling and sheet composting), this book spells out everything so simply and in such a clear way, that the book has quickly become my "composting bible", not to be loaned out and to always be in my quick reference library.
Composting is such a marvelously green solution; it prevents thousands of tons of food waste from clogging the landfills. You can see in the photos below that I have many types of compost bins and feel it is a necessary and helpful part of gardening. Composting is amazing and compost certainly adds innumerable nutrients and structure to the soil, which increases fertility thereby building a better garden. I wish I had a simple guide like this from the very beginning of my composting adventure.
Get this fantastic "composting bible" for a well-rounded, easy-to-understand, and always handy guide on how to compost.
Whether it's a compost pile, trench composting or vermicomposting, it is in this book. When you are done reading it, you will want to get your compost piles started right away.
a.k.a. Mike the Gardener
it always a good book has alot of info to absorb and even though you as my personal favorite to use the internet for more up to date ways of composting and you tube is also very good this is not to say it no good but as a reference and plenty of useful information in this book