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The Little Book of Compost: Recipes for a Healthy Garden and Happy Planet

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Whether you are crazy about compost or justeager to discover the uses of organic plant food, thishandy guide will show you exactly how easy compost is to make. The basics of soil science are explained, including details on how to find and maintain composting creatures. Simple schemes for the space-conscious—such as compost-in-a-bag options and indoor wormeries—as well as a ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by HarperCollins UK
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Emma Cooper
Of the composting books I've read, The Little Book of Compost is the most intriguing. It’s a small book, published by Collins and the Centre for Alternative Technology. It’s written by Allan Shepherd, a man who loves compost so much that he blogs about it.

It’s printed in two colours – black and a natty shade of orange. There are no glossy pictures here to distract you from the important work of composting, but that doesn’t mean that this is a stuffy read.

In fact, the whole book is laid out like
Nice basic primer on starting compost. It was a little bit difficult for me to follow for a few reasons, one that it was written by an English guy with a lost of slang and references I'm not terribly familiar with, two: geared for composting in England, which makes me worry that I can't do it in 120F temperature weather in Phoenix, AZ, three: the author likens all composting to throwing a big party for all the micro-organisms or macroorganisms (worms) in a compost heap and I kept having to remin ...more
It has recipes of how to compost and explains composting in a simple, easy to read manner. I didn't actually read the entire thing. Using this as more of a bookmark to recheck the book when I get into gardening. Needless to say, what I did find in my skimming is that this book is excellent for a composting newbie.
Really great tiny book with compost "recipes". I really want to start composting. The only bummer was this is a British book so all the measurements were whacky!
Good, quick information, though unfortunately not the book I need
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