Compost Science for Gardeners demystifies the
full range of composting methods and helps readers determine or select
the best technique for their situation. This comprehensive,
plain-language, science-based book covers everything from the inputs
required to the beneficial impacts on the environment and soil health.
Create your own compost and grow better plants.
With breathtaking clarity, Compost Science for Gardeners
demystifies composting practices and helps readers determine the best
technique for their unique situation. This comprehensive science-based
book is your key to building healthier soil and growing better plants.
plain language and easy-to-follow instructions, this essential resource
distills and blends the latest scientific research with the author's
many decades of knowledge and experience into manageable form, debunking
a host of common gardening myths along the way. Learn about:
- The role of composting in the ecological cycle
- Compostable materials to incorporate and those to avoid
- Browns and greens vs the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio
full range of composting methods, including cold and hot composting;
composting in piles, bins, and tumblers; and pit and trench composting
- Keyhole gardening, food digesters, vermicomposting, bokashi, eco-enzyme fermentation, and more
- The relative merits and impact on the environment of each composting technique
- Using finished compost to improve soil health
can compost. Whether you are a balcony or backyard gardener, market
gardener, small-scale farmer, or homesteader, or even if you are simply
looking for a way to keep organic matter out of the landfill, this book
will show you how to do it simply, safely, and sensibly.
Up-to-Date Information: includes state-of-the-art information related to composting science
Differs from other gardening books because
- It uses a science-based approach
- it includes more methods including bokashi, eco-enzymes and electronic composters
- it includes information on environmental effects
- it improves the gardener's ability to analyze a problem situation and find the best solution
- it explains the science behind how composting works and dispels commonly held myths