Putting horse manure on gardens and allotments is frequently recommended but are
you absolutely sure that it won't actually damage your veg plot? Many allotment
holders each year find plants dying because the farmyard manure they use is tainted
with chemicals fed to the animals that produce it. Composting is the answer and this
book explains everything about composting.
"Compost" by Green Guides is an extremely informative book written with a distinct
sense of humour. Take this quote "If you're out in the garden and need to urinate,
then the compost bin is a good place to do it!"
First published in 2009 this
really is the only book you would ever need to get composting. The Why, What to, How
to Compost are all covered in details. All the many varieties of compost systems are
discussed from the humble open compost heap to the expensive, but quick, rotating
"Compost" lists in details all the things you can throw on your compost
from nail clippings to grass cuttings. It explains the best proportions of different
materials to get the best compost. It also list those items that you might think can be
composted but really shouldn't be composted.
There is a very informative section called "The Composting Year". This
guides you through the best method of using your valuable compost at the different types
Alternative methods of composting will inform the avid composter and
give them new ideas. There are special worms which can be introduced to a compost heap
to speed up the process. One method involves a Green Johanna, something I had never
heard of. Whatever your composting preference, this book will cover it all.
Finally, if things don't go quite the way you planned then the book has
a section on composting problems. This helps you identify what's gone wrong and gives
clear and concise on how to matters right.
Overall this is an excellent book, well-written, with humour and easily
read. We thoroughly recommend it.
Published By: Flame Tree Publishing
First Published: 2009
Author: Rachelle Strauss
Title: Green Guides "Compost"
BUYING THIS BOOK
Currently this book is available at the indicated prices from:
www.amazon.co.uk (�8.99, hardback)
www.waterstones.com (�8.99 hardback)
The Works Bookshops (High Street) �1.99 (yes, �1.99!) - glossy paperback.
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