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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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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.
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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Publish date: Jan 3, 1998
Added to Scribd: Aug 01, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781580170239
List Price: $12.95

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weeziesbooks reviewed this
Rated 4/5
From "Why compost?" to "How to use compost" this is an excellent book for all of those who are new to home composting as I am. I planted a new garden and wanted it to be a organic as possible. This book helped me get started. Thank you.
sundownr_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Regardless of how old the book is, the information about compost is timeless.
sundownr_1 reviewed this
Regardless of how old the book is, the information about compost is timeless.
kukulaj reviewed this
Rated 4/5
I am not much of a gardener but this book got me out in our compost heap turning things over and mixing things. Campbell presents a practical spectrum of composting activities - to start with, one can just pile up a bunch of organic material, and eventually it will decompose. At the other end, one can send samples to soil labs and get C/N, NPK, and pH measured, to get fast decomposition to a ideal compost product. In between, one can watch how water and air get into the pile, and how heat dissipates. Probably my biggest practical take-away is that I should occasionally add some manure to the pile.But the book got me out there with the pitch fork and looking at the leaves, branches, clippings, and peels that we have & experimenting with how the mix . Maybe I can help the process work better - step one is just to get involved!
melopher_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
I really enjoyed the balance of experiential information and scientific/technical information in this book. There is a lot of information, but not an overload. It left me feeling like I had a pretty good overview of the subject, but it will also be very easy to use as a reference book in the future. I would have liked a few color pictures, but hey--with such good information at hand, I'm not going to complain about aesthetics.
melopher_1 reviewed this
I really enjoyed the balance of experiential information and scientific/technical information in this book. There is a lot of information, but not an overload. It left me feeling like I had a pretty good overview of the subject, but it will also be very easy to use as a reference book in the future. I would have liked a few color pictures, but hey--with such good information at hand, I'm not going to complain about aesthetics.
smaug_2 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
An excellent book on the how-tos of composting. Highly recommended.
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