The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Do you find the thought of making compost daunting? No wonder—most books will tell you that you have to mix the ingredients precisely and monitor the project carefully every step of the way to ensure a pile that will heat up properly.

Composting doesn’t have to be that difficult! There are many different ways to approach composting, and some of them are quite simple.

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide by Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin makes the process simple. In this clear, upbeat book, you will learn how to easily find the necessary ingredients in your own house and backyard. Then you’ll learn what to do with them.

Unique composting methods covered include:

  • Slow banner batches.
  • Walking compost.
  • Comforter compost.
  • Grow heaps.
  • Layered craters.
  • Treasure troughs.

You will find useful tips every step of the way, such as how to choose the right tools for your garden and how to invite earthworms to take part in the composting process. A chapter is also devoted to specific garden plants and the ways they interact with compost.

So are you ready to try composting this year? Read this book first. You’ll find out that composting is not as hard as you thought.

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.