“Delight In Dirt...”This catalyst of the composting movement is equal parts instruction & information, illuminating the many delightful uses of dirt.
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.
Topics: Sustainability , Gardening, Informative, How-To Guides, and Guides
Published: Storey Publishing an imprint of Workman eBooks on Mar 1, 1998
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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.more
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!more
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.more
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