The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every by Grace Gershuny

By Grace Gershuny

The basic consultant to composting for all gardeners and enviromentally awake peopleComposting is speedy changing into a family be aware. Gardeners understand it is easy methods to feed the soil, whereas others glance to composting in order to cast off grass clippings, autumn leaves, and tree trimmings. The Rodale ebook of Composting offers:* Easy-to-follow directions for making and utilizing compost* necessary counsel for house dwellers, suburbanites, farmers and group leaders* Ecologically sound options to becoming waste disposal difficulties

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GARBAGE Americans routinely throw away mountains of valuable food scraps, setting them out on the curb or grinding them up in disposals and flushing them into overworked municipal sewage systems. Yet kitchen scraps are truly a neglected resource, containing 1 to 3 percent nitrogen along with calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and micronutrients. The material is free, available in quantity every day, and relatively easy to handle. Kitchen scraps may be dug directly into the garden (see "Trench and Posthole Composting" on page 161).

Pound for pound, the leaves of most trees contain twice the mineral content of manure. The considerable fiber content of leaves aids in improving the aeration and crumb structure of most soils. Many people shy away from using leaves in compost, because they've had trouble with them packing down and resisting decay. Leaves d o n ' t contain much nitrogen, so a pile of them all alone may take years to decay fully. But most leaves can be converted to a finetextured h u m u s in several weeks (or, at most, a few months) if some general guidelines are followed: A d d extra nitrogen to your leaf compost since leaves alone d o n ' t contain enough nitrogen to provide sufficient food for bacteria.

The newspaper is very absorbent and makes an excellent compost medium when mixed with manure. Shredded paper should be incorporated into your compost in layers, alternating with garbage or other wet materials. Because it is almost pure cellulose, it requires a concentrated nitrogen source to stimulate decomposition, but once broken d o w n it creates a highquality h u m u s that will improve the tilth of any soil. PEAT MOSS This naturally occurring fibrous material is the centuries-old, partially decayed residue of plants.

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