Let It Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting Kindle


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10 thoughts on “Let It Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting

  1. Candace Candace says:

    composting is a serious manner, as evidenced by all the hardcore gardeners i meet in my job i love compost and recognize its value in any organic garden, but honestly, i just can t bring myself to keep track of charts, temperatures and ratios this book is a great guide for any hands off composter such as myself i especially appreciated the first 5 chapters of the 1990 copy that i read which are dedicated to the science behind decomposition and the elements of good compost an easy read it composting is a serious manner, as evidenced by all the hardcore gardeners i meet in my job i love compost and recognize its value in any organic garden, but honestly, i just can t bring myself to keep track of charts, temperatures and ratios this book is a great guide for any hands off composter such as myself i especially appreciated the first 5 chapters of the 1990 copy that i read which are dedicated to the science behind decomposition and the elements of good compost an easy read it reminded me that the beauty of the natural world is that everything will decompose at some point


  2. P.J. Sullivan P.J. Sullivan says:

    A good introduction to composting for gardeners It discusses various composting systems, their advantages and disadvantages Bins and tumblers How to build a bin, where to locate it What to put on your pile, what to avoid How to layer Drainage and aeration Bacteria and organisms How to activate your pile to speed decomposition What to do with the finished product.Recommended if you are looking to make good compost for your garden May disappoint if you are mainly seeking a way to dispose A good introduction to composting for gardeners It discusses various composting systems, their advantages and disadvantages Bins and tumblers How to build a bin, where to locate it What to put on your pile, what to avoid How to layer Drainage and aeration Bacteria and organisms How to activate your pile to speed decomposition What to do with the finished product.Recommended if you are looking to make good compost for your garden May disappoint if you are mainly seeking a way to dispose of kitchen wastes without attracting vermin The author says that we have no rats around our place How many other people can say the same The compost bins he recommends are not rodent proof There are no index entries under rats or rodents or vermin He regards them as non issues But compost piles can and do attract vermin.Indexed, with bibliography Includes sources for buying composting supplies


  3. Sandra Sandra says:

    Originally written in 1975 it sounds like he s talking about the current state of affairs. which leads me to believe nothing has really changed in 40 yrs We are still polluting the planet and destroying the ecosystem and environment But we still have room the change and reverse this And the movement to becomingself sufficient and sustainable has never been stronger I have always been very health conscious and avoiding pesticides in my garden and preserving my harvest are a few of the Originally written in 1975 it sounds like he s talking about the current state of affairs. which leads me to believe nothing has really changed in 40 yrs We are still polluting the planet and destroying the ecosystem and environment But we still have room the change and reverse this And the movement to becomingself sufficient and sustainable has never been stronger I have always been very health conscious and avoiding pesticides in my garden and preserving my harvest are a few of the ways I made steps in that direction I did do composting in the past but with very little direction This book gives many examples and ways in which to compost I have been wanting this book for a very long time and I didn t realize it was written so long ago I don t like the idea of using animal byproducts in my compost aside from manure, but to each their own I suppose I definitely will not be using any commercial chemical fertilizers So some of the information is a bit out dated but hasuseful information than not So I definitely highly recommend this for someone who is interested in becomingself sufficient and maybe less wasteful I will be implementing much of what he s suggested Great book, even 42 yrs later


  4. Shelby Shelby says:

    This book was a quick read on how to compost It served as a great guide for a beginning composter The science sections were very informative, yet easy to read The one thing that it lacked for me was how to compost on a small scale withurban resources It mainly focused on the larger at home scale with resources that are not always available to city dwellers who simply want to reduce their waste.


  5. N N says:

    Really good for beginners, though definitelygeared towards farmers larger scale gardeners than those whose main goal is to reduce waste in a sustainable way Generally still applicable though, and very accessible for people who don t know anything about composting or healthy soil Has a lot of handy charts for future reference and for someone who right now is thinking small scale it has plenty of information if I want to expand in the future.


  6. Kate Hainsworth Kate Hainsworth says:

    Easy to read, though not too much new information if you ve perused a few basic google search results I read it to check the box that I was not missing anything obvious before setting up a small composting system intended only to digest household scraps and minimize trash vs improve soil quality and was not disappointed Refreshingly non dogmatic.


  7. Haines Eason Haines Eason says:

    Imminently useful and very approachable, if strangely charmingly humorous Guess a good gardener shouldn t be too stern The age of this edition 1975 also made for fun contemplation of our present world versus the America of forty years ago.


  8. Marquavious Marquavious says:

    Not too bad of a book Did a very great job of explaining some of the basics while also presenting the info in a way that was accessible You could definitely feel the passion that the author has about composting all throughout the book Chapter 10 is a great resource for troubleshooting in the future One thing I wish was better about the book is a littlediscussion on the container type WRT their advantages and disadvantages Many of the chapters assumed that you were using traditional me Not too bad of a book Did a very great job of explaining some of the basics while also presenting the info in a way that was accessible You could definitely feel the passion that the author has about composting all throughout the book Chapter 10 is a great resource for troubleshooting in the future One thing I wish was better about the book is a littlediscussion on the container type WRT their advantages and disadvantages Many of the chapters assumed that you were using traditional methods, and it would ve been helpful to be able to better understand how things would change if you were using a tumbler, for example Other than that it was a very enjoyable book that I ll be referencing in the future


  9. Mary Mary says:

    Good applicable informationAppreciated the science and suggested methods for composting Have me confidence to keep composting and how best to use the compost in my small garden and for indoor plants Enjoyable to read as the author is really into it and doesn t over explainenough information if you want to understand the science and then if you just want to know how you can build your compost system knowing what has to happen to make it work.


  10. Felicity Fields Felicity Fields says:

    Interesting mix of facts and funThis book was recommended by another book called Permaculture for the Rest of Us I m so glad I followed that recommendation This book is a great mix of the science of composting and anecdotes from the author s experiences His emphasis on it doesn t have to be perfect was reassuring, and his insistence of covering the high level fundamentals was right on Great read


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