Synopses & Reviews
Getting to the heart of compostthe making, baking, and using of this magic materialis the objective of this invaluable handbook for the modern gardener. Featuring step-by-step photographs throughout, growers seeking nutrient-rich soil for their plantlife will find pages packed with practical advice and helpful information for producing more colorful fruit and vitamin-dense vegetables. Additional advice is offered for maintaining healthy patio and house plants with their own magical compost mixture. By taking the mystery out of the composting process and simplifying the terminology, gardeners will learn how to brew a successful heap” for growing stronger, sturdier, earth-friendly, and chemical-free plants.
Learn how to keep your plants strong and healthy, how to produce beautiful fruit, vegetables and flowers, and how to keep your patio and house plants healthy. The book guides your through all the stages, from why you should compost, what you can compost, building a simple heap and containers, to how to use your compost, supplementing your compost with green manures, and how to retain water. Beautifully illustrated, with step-by-step photographs and illustrations throughout, the pages are packed with practical advice and helpful information.
This totally updated and fully revised edition of Pauline Pears' successful first book shows you how to make, and make the best of, compost by recycling your household and garden waste.
About the Author
Pauline Pears has been involved in the practice and promotion of organic gardening for more than 20 years. She is the author of "All About Compost," "The Garden Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables," ""and "Pests: How to Control Them on Fruit & Vegetables."