How to Build, Maintain, and Use a Compost System
Some of the best fertilizer on the planet can be made with your very own garbage. Starting with something as simple as coffee grounds, old banana peels, bread crusts, and leftover meals, you can start creating a garden with your food waste using the age old secret of composting to build a healthy, happy garden. This book provides a detailed outline of how anyone with a little extra space and a garden can start composting today. Topics include: All of the different ways that composting can be helpful, as well as the different reasons why people choose to compost Benefits to both you and your vegetables once you begin composting How decomposition works and what the ideal conditions are Which compostable materials are around you right now, from the coffee grounds in your coffee maker to the old fruit in your crisper The different kinds of activators and how they get the process started as well as the different composting materials used by home gardeners and professional composters alike, dozens of which have been interviewed for this book. You will be walked through the process of recognizing and using the end product as effectively as possible. For anyone who has ever considered composting as a viable means by which to feed their gardens, this book is for you.