Composting: How Organic Gardeners Let it Rot and Make Homegrown Humus (Organic Gardening for Beginners)
* Composting is Perfect for fans of The Rodale Book of Composting and Stu Campbell’s Let it Rot! *“Composting” shows you how to take nature’s way of recycling organic matter and give it a boost. By creating the ideal conditions for decomposition, composting systems speed up the process, turning kitchen scraps and yard waste into high-quality humus in a matter of weeks. This “black gold” can then be used to amend the soil, which increases its ability to hold water and nutrients. #1 bestselling author Gaia Rodale gives you the information you need to pick the right composting system for your garden, build it out, and manage it to maximize the composting process. From outlining the different ways to compost to explaining how composting works, everything you need to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into good old fashioned dirt is on these pages. After reading this guide, you will know:•Why composting is important to organic gardeners, and may be one of the best examples of the concept, Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. •The most important factors for successful composting, there’s more to it that tossing scraps onto a pile in the backyard•What can be composted and what can’t, this is super important for the health of you garden and your family•The difference between hot and cold composting, the time difference here is amazing•What vermicomposting is and when it is beneficial, this method is great for people with little space and can even be done completely indoors•The different types of composting systems, yes there is more than one•How long it takes to create high quality compost, the varies widely based on the method you useBy the end of this book you will know the different types of composting and how they work, the benefits and drawbacks of each, the different types of composting systems and which of those systems is best for you. You will also know what you can and can’t compost and how to diagnose the most common backyard composting issues. Scroll up and get your copy of “Composting: How Organic Gardeners Let it Rot and Make Homegrown Humus”
Worms are the latest (as well as, of course, perhaps the oldest!) trend in earth-friendly gardening, and in this handy guide, the authors of DEAD SNAILS LEAVE NO TRAILS demystify the world of worm wrangling, with everything you need to know to build your own worm bin, make your garden worm-friendly, pamper your soil, and much much more.
The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More
The Bio-Integrated Farm is a twenty-first-century manual for managing nature’s resources. This groundbreaking book brings “system farming” and permaculture to a whole new level. Author Shawn Jadrnicek presents new insights into permaculture, moving beyond the philosophical foundation to practical advanced designs based on a functional analysis. Holding his designs to a higher standard, Jadrnicek’s components serve at least seven functions (classical permaculture theory only seeks at least two functions). With every additional function a component performs, the design becomes more advanced and saves more energy. A bio-integrated greenhouse, for example, doesn’t just extend the season for growing vegetables; it also serves as a rainwater collector, a pond site, an aquaponics system, and a heat generator. Jadrnicek’s prevalent theme is using water to do the work. Although applicable in many climates, his designs are particularly important for areas coping with water scarcity. Jadrnicek focuses on his experience as farm manager at the Clemson University Student Organic Farm and at his residence in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. These locations lie at the cooler northern edge of a humid subtropical climate that extends west to the middle of Texas and north along the coast to New Jersey. He has created permaculture patterns ranging from raising transplants and field design to freshwater prawn production and composting. These patterns have simplified the operation of the 125-share CSA farm while reducing reliance on outside resources. In less time than it takes to mow his two-acre homestead, Jadrnicek is building a you-pick fruit farm using permaculture patterns. His landscape requires only the labor of harvesting, and the only outside input he buys is a small amount of chicken feed. By carefully engaging the free forces of nature―water, wind, sunlight, convection, gravity, and decomposition―Jadrnicek creates sustenance without maintenance and transforms waste into valuable farm resources. The Bio-Integrated Farm offers in-depth information about designing and building a wide range of bio-integrated projects including reflecting ponds, water-storage ponds, multipurpose basins, greenhouses, compost heat extraction, pastured chicken systems, aquaculture, hydroponics, hydronic heating, water filtration and aeration, cover cropping, and innovative rainwater-harvesting systems that supply water for drip irrigation and flushing toilets.
Also known as “waterless toilets”, “dry toilets” and “biological toilets”, the composting toilet is actually a toilet with the main goal of breaking down human waste into humus, a substance that resembles soil, rather than flushing it down the sewer system where vast amounts of chemicals and water are used to do what nature does naturally.My first compost toilet was one of these fancy shmancy $2000 units. It lasted 3 months. Before purchasing a different style I decided to take what I know of Anaerobic decomposition of organic matter and put it to the test building my own compost toilet. That was over 10 years ago and I still have the same toilet. That’s longer than most people own conventional toilets for.I’ll show you step by step how to make 2 very simple styles of home composting toilets, which operate better, cleaner and will last longer than any model on the market today for a tenth of the price.
If you wanted to start composting with worms, but wasn't sure where to begin, this book is for you. It has excellent instructions on how to keep your worms happy and healthy.Gardening with worms and their compost is also covered. Instructions for worm tea are covered.
Going Green, it's on everyones minds and composting is just one other way to help your earth and the future of your children for a much healthier earth. In this ebook, you'll find helpful tips on composting, composting for dummies, composting books, composting toilet, composting for beginners, composting for kids and composting with worms.GRAB A COPY TODAY!
Gardening and Homesteading Box Set (12 in 1): Perennial Flowers, Composting, Vertical Gardening, Landscaping and Much More for Your Garden on a Budget (Gardening and Landscaping)
Gardening and Homesteading Box Set (12 in 1) Perennial Flowers, Composting, Vertical Gardening, Landscaping and Much More for Your Garden on a Budget With this bundle, you'll receive: Perennial Flowers Beginner's Raised Bed Gardening Homesteading 101 Beginning Homesteading Composting for Beginners Vertical Gardening Successful Companion Gardening Made Easy Perennials 101 Landscaping 101 DIY Landscaping Gardener’s Guide to Growing Perennials Urban Gardening In Perennial Flowers, you'll get 10 proven tips and techniques to grow, care for and harvest perennials In Beginner's Raised Bed Gardening, you'll learn five steps to building your own raised bed and grow your vegetable garden In Homesteading 101, you'll learn how to grow and preserve food to live a self-sufficient life In Beginning Homesteading, you'll learn your path to a self-sufficient lifestyle In Composting for Beginners, you'll get a gardener's guide to enrich the soil, reduce waste and save money through composting In Vertical Gardening, you'll get a step-by-step guide to growing organic vegetables and fruit without a yard In Successful Companion Gardening Made Easy, you'll learnto increase the beauty and yields of your plots In Perennials 101, you'll get a practical guide to a low-maintenance annually harvested garden In Landscaping 101, you'll get an easy DIY guide to designing & decorating your garden on a budget In DIY Landscaping, you'll get a how-to guide with great ideas and hacks to beautiful gardens In Gardener’s Guide to Growing Perennials, you'll get a low-maintenance garden that you plant once and harvest for many years to come In Urban Gardening, you'll learn to grow your own food in any space for self-sufficient life
Back-to-basics gardening that will benefit the earth and your wallet! Want to use ordinary waste to create an extraordinary garden? Composting lets you turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free compost and mulch that's chock-full of nutrients. From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting an indoor worm-composting operation, Composting For Dummies makes these often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible for anyone! Digging into compost basics — get a handle on the benefits of composting and the tools you'll need to get started Choosing the best method and location — find the best composting method and location that's right for you, whether it's above ground, in a hole, in a container or bin, or even right in your kitchen Building your pile — learn which ingredients can go into your compost pile, what stays out, and how to mix it all up in the right proportions Stepping beyond traditional composting — get the lowdown on vermicomposting (letting worms eat your garbage), growing green manures to compost later, and sheet composting in the same spot you plan to plant Open the book and find: A step-by-step guide to composting The right gear and tools for the job Tips on constructing your own composting containers and bins Materials you can safely compost (and those to avoid) Cover crops to improve your soil now and compost later Recommendations for using your finished compost What worms contribute to your compost Troubleshooting advice if your compost pile isn't cooperating Learn to: Turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into nutrient-rich compost Build and maintain your own compost bin Use worms to aid in composting, both indoors and out Give your vegetable and flower gardens a boost of energy
Composting for Beginners: Easy and Economical Methods to Improve Yields in Your Garden (Gardening & Fertilizers)
Like all simple things in life, composting just calls for making a decision to do it! It is one of the basic and most economical tools a home-gardener has at his fingertips to have a thriving garden. A gardener can improve his vegetable and herb yields, grow more lush flowers and shrubs; maintain fruit trees that thrive and produce healthy fruit year after year. It is a way to keep down pests and weeds in your garden. And perhaps best of all in this day and age of depleted soils, it is a simple way to grow crops, organic or otherwise, that are more nutritious than store-bought.In this book, you will learn:•Why you should compost if you are a gardener – or know some•How to get started composting for your home garden needs•Advantages and benefits of the various methods of composting•How to save money by composting•Improve your garden’s yields by composting
Bokashi is Japanese for "fermented organic matter." Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste (including meat and dairy). Since the process takes place in a closed system, insects and smell are controlled, making it ideal for urban or business settings. The process is very fast, with compost usually ready to be integrated into your soil or garden in around two weeks.While bokashi has enjoyed great popularity in many parts of the world, it is still relatively unknown in North America. From scraps to soil, Bokashi Composting is the complete, step-by-step, do-it-yourself guide to this amazing process, with comprehensive information covering:Background—the history, development, and scientific basis of the techniqueGetting started—composting with commercially available products or homemade systemsMaking your own—system plans and bokashi bran recipes using common materials and locally sourced ingredientsGrowing—improving your soil with fermented compost and bokashi "juice"This essential guide is a must-read for gardeners, homeowners, apartment dwellers, traditional composters, and anyone who wants a safe, simple, and convenient way to keep kitchen waste out of the landfill.Adam Footer is a permaculture designer with a focus on soil building, food forestry, cover crops, water conservation and harvesting, and natural farming. He is a tireless promoter of bokashi to maximize the recycling of food waste and runs the website bokashicomposting.com.
These days, everyone’s talking about compost. Along with backyard chickeners, balcony beekeepers, rooftop farmers, and community gardeners, urban composters are part of a bumper crop of pioneers who are redefining the green space of crowded towns and cities. You may think you need a big yard to compost. Think again. Compost City teaches you how to easily choose and care for a compost system that fits perfectly into your (tiny) space, (busy) schedule, and (multifaceted) lifestyle.Whether you live in a cramped apartment or a sprawling town house, or you dream of composting in a shared space with a group of friends or colleagues, Compost City provides simple and effective indoor and outdoor composting options. Packed with research, expert testimonies, and a healthy dose of humor, Compost City will help you:• compost your food scraps and yard waste with ease• ease your fears of backbreaking labor, obnoxious odors, big messes, and creepy crawlies (hint: you can compost successfully without any of the above!)• convince compost-wary family, friends, neighbors, and community leaders to green-light your compost dreams Compost City serves all eco-curious citizens from casual hobbyists to staunch activists.Put your compost cap on. Whether you compost one tea bag or whole honking barrelfuls of scraps at a time, you’re about to have a whole lot of fun.
Gardening Books For Beginner: Organic Gardening Guide: Gardening For Beginners Box Set (Grow Your Own Food Vegetable Garden Guide and Hydroponics and Herbs) ... Gardening Books For Beginners TWO BOOK SET)
VEGETABLE GUIDE - BOX SET - TWO BOOKS - Read For Free on Kindle UnlimitedAre you prepared to feed your family when food may not be readily available at your local Walmart... or any other supermarket for that matter? What if you HAD to grow your own food? The Vegetable Gardening Guide, will show you ways to grow a garden in a tight space - whether you only have a small area of your yard, or a kitchen windowsill. You'll learn about more than vegetable gardening within these pages. This is a beginner series to help you learn how to survive in lean times, and how to have confidence and self-reliance to make it through. Raising Vegetables and other food products, may not be as difficult as you think.You'll find many tips inside these pages, including how to compost.If you've always thought about getting started with your own garden, or just wonder WHY eating organically can significantly improve your overall health, as well as the health of our planet, buy this book today!Organic Food Tastes BetterOrganic Food Is HealthierFeel Great about What You EatHelp Protect Your EnvironmentThe Advantages Of Organic GardeningThe Advantages of Organic FarmingBenefits Of Organic Versus ConventionalHow to Start A Vegetable Garden For BeginnersHow Much Space Do I Need For My Vegetable Garden?Grow Your Own Organic VegetablesGrowing Organic Food At HomeEasy Tip to Get Up and GrowingWindowsill GrowingDietary Lifestyle ChangesIt IS possible to achieve dietary lifestyle changes. You’ve lived most of your life with a diet that makes you comfortable – perhaps one that was started long ago by your parents. That doesn’t mean that you cannot change your diet and build a new you.Organic Meat – The “Other” Healthy AlternativeWhat Makes Organic Food “Organic”?How to GROW a vegetable gardenTime Saving TipsProper CareContainer gardeningHow To Grow Vegetables In PotsPicking ContainersPreparing Your ContainersSelecting PlantsOrganic Food For A Better EnvironmentThere Is a Standard For Organic FoodA Few Simple RulesOrganic Baby FoodPossible Safety ConcernsAvailability of Local Organic ProduceHow To Save Money On Organic ProductsFind local suppliers
Easy Container Gardening: 5 Steps to Grow Fresh Organic Vegetables in Small Urban Spaces: Beginners guide to patio gardening (Easy gardening essentials Book 1)
Easy Container Gardening for Growing Fresh Organic Vegetables Do you yearn to grow fresh organic vegetables but don’t have space for a garden? Now you can have fresh healthy vegetables at your fingertips, and save money from buying expensive imports. An expert gardener and “accidental farmer” reveals her easy tips for vegetables that practically grow themselves. Discover: 10 Beautiful benefits of container gardeningShould you buy organic seeds? Find out here (the answer will surprise you)Which kind of seeds you MUST avoid if you want to be healthyWhy clay pots are not all they are cracked up to beThe #1 thing to consider when you choose a containerThe dirt on dirt, and how to create the best environment for your plants#1 Mistake most novice gardeners make (and how to avoid killing your plants)Why ugly veggies are better for you than perfect specimensWhy you have to be cruel to be kind in the garden5 Easy vegetables that practically grow themselves3 Natural solutions to keeping bugs out of your plantsHow to make “Manure Tea” (don’t ask, just check this out!)A resource to get organic, heirloom, Non-GMO seeds for freeA quick checklist to jumpstart your plantingA complete resource guide for getting seeds and seedlings at low cost or no costBeautiful images to delight your sensesScroll up and grab your copy now!
Soil Amendments for the Organic Garden: The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and a Healthier Home (The Ultimate Guide to Soil Book 4)
Feed your garden and your garden will feed you.This final installment in The Ultimate Guide to Soil series walks new and experienced gardeners through using dozens of amendments for fertilizing, mulching, and conditioning the organic garden. Hess starts with traditional materials like compost and cover crops, branches out into permaculture goodies such as biochar and hugelkultur, and comes full-circle with both urban and rural waste products including cardboard and humanure.Based on a decade growing all of her family's vegetables using organic techniques, the author steers readers away from potential hazards like weedy straw and heavy-metal-imbued inks. Then she suggests both quick fixes and slow-but-sure options for integrating found and purchased amendments into troubled ground to create a garden paradise.Don't miss this conclusion to a series that has been described as "Easy, useful, and homestead tested." You'll recoup the cost of this book with your first nutrient-dense bunch of homegrown asparagus and the increased flavors in your existing garden will be icing on the cake.
This e-book is a simple beginner’s guide to building the perfect compost. It doesn’t matter if you have never tried composting before or don’t even know what the term actually means, or even if you have a few failed or even successful composting experiments to your credit, this e-book offers a wide range of valuable information on the subject.Composting is not a new phenomenon, neither is it a relatively difficult one, but it has its formulas and hidden trickeries that make a compost highly effective and useful. This e-book covers all the details and information that is required to make effective and powerful compost. You will find in this e-book:Basic Information About Compost, Including What It Is Made of And Its PurposesBenefits of CompostingTypes And Methods of CompostingMethod And Equipment List For Making Your Own CompostCompost RecipesTips And Tricks For Testing CompostCompost Mistakes You Should AvoidAfter reading this guide, I guarantee you'll be well on your way to creating your very own perfect compost.>> Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!
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The 10th Anniversary Edition of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and thoroughly researched book on the topic of composting human manure available anywhere. It includes a review of the historical, cultural and environmental issues pertaining to "human waste," as well as an in depth look at the potential health risks related to humanure recycling, with clear instructions on how to eliminate those dangers in order to safely convert humanure into garden soil. Written by a humanure composter with over thirty years experience, this classic work now includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a "$25 humanure toilet," a chapter on alternative graywater systems, photos of owner-built humanure toilets from around the world, and an overview of commercial composting toilets and systems.