Gardeners Guide to Compost

Gardeners Guide to Compost

Compost is an invaluable ingredient for garden soil. It enriches the ground with minerals and other nutrients and can provide ideal mulch for growing plants. The Gardener’s Guide to Making Compost is a primer that both gardening beginners and veterans can use to help them make better compost. The book covers most popular types of compost systems, making compost with worms, mulching and green manures. It is an excellent primer on making and using compost.


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Table of Contents

Garden Soil Types – A Quick Soil Primer – Page 1
Reasons to Make and Use Compost – Page 4
Making Your Own Compost – Page 4
Finding the Compost Pile Location – Page 5
Hot and Cold Compost – Page 5
Hot Compost – Page 6
Cold Compost – Page 5
Earthworms – Page 6
Some Composting Tips – Page 7
Compost Materials – Page 7
Compost Equipment for Home Composting – Page 11
Compost Activator – Jump Starter For Your Compost Pile – Page 11
Compost Bins, Barrels and Enclosures – Page 12
Compost Sifter – Page 13
Compost Thermometer – Page 13
Compost Tumbler – Page 15
Compost Turner – Page 15
Kitchen Compost Keeper Pail – Page 16
Compost Bags and Bucket Liners – Page 16
Trench Composting – Page 16
Sheet Composting – Mulching – Page 18
Indoor Composting – Page 18
Commercial Indoor Compost Bins – Page 19
Indoor Cold Composting – Page 19
Use Worms To Make Your Compost – A Primer on Earthworms – Page 20
What is Worm Composting? – Page 20
Benefits of Vermiculture – Page 20
The Life of a Worm – Page 21
What to Feed the Worms – Page 21
Types of Worm Compost Bins – Page 22
Where To Get Your Worms and Quantity – Page 22
Bedding – Page 24
Where To Get Your Worms and Quantity – Page 25
Locating the Bin – Page 25
Using The Worm Castings – Page 26
Use Those Leaves – Don’t Throw Them Away – Page 28
Composting With Grass Clippings – Page 29
Garden Mulches – Page 31
Green Manures – Page 33
Acknowledgements – Page 35
About the Author – Page 37
Mossy Feet Books Catalogue – Page 38
Sample Chapter 1 – Page 39
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