Synopses & Reviews
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.
"...the composter's bible...Let It Rot will change the way you look at your garbage." - Horticulture Review
"A good general book for setting up a composting system." -- Natural Health
"This is the book we most often use in our composting classes at the Garden. The content is excellent, easy, and entertaining to read." - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Plants & Gardens News
"The little classic that introduced thousands to composting." - The Boston Globe
"An excellent paperback book ... an easy read with plenty of clear advice." -The Cincinnati Enquirer
"The best book on composting I've found." -- Howard Garrett in The Dallas Morning News
"...perhaps the most comprehensive book available on composting ...from a publisher that all serious gardeners should know about." - Marke Andrews in the Vancouver Sun
"Campbell is an experienced gardener and the book goes in to great detail but the text remains clear and interesting." - Library Journal
"This paperback thoroughly covers the subject, touching on various composting methods, types of containers, where to locate the compost heap, procedures and what to do with the finished product." -Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"...the composting stand-by..." - Salt Lake City Tribune
Transform leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps into gardener's gold This easy-to-use guide shows you how to turn household garbage and backyard refuse into nutrient-filled compost that can nourish your soil and promote a thriving garden. You'll soon be saving money, minimizing waste, and enjoying bountiful harvests.
This is the classic guide to turning household waste into gardener's gold! Since 1975, Let It Rot! has helped countless gardeners recycle waste materials like household garbage, grass clippings, and ashes to create useful, soil-nourishing compost.
About the Author
The late Stu Campbell was an accomplished gardener, writer, and skier who lived in Stowe, Vermont. He wrote The Home Water Supply, The Mulch Book, Mulch It!, Let It Rot!, and Improving Your Soil.
Table of Contents
1 Home Composting: Art or Science?
2 Why Compost?
3 How Decomposition Works
4 Compostable Materials Are All Around You
5 Activators Get Things Cooking!
6 Composting Methods to Stimulate Your Imagination
7 Bins, Barrels, and Tumblers
8 What to Consider Before Building a Compost Pile
9 Methods to Speed Decomposition
10 Composting Concerns
11 The End Product and How to Use It
12 The Times, They Are A-Changin'