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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.
Discover how easy it is to master composting Whether you're an avid gardener or simply want to reduce the amount of materials you send to the landfill, "Composting For Dummies" shows you how to turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free, nutrient-rich compost and mulch. 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. If you've ever said to yourself, "I should start composting," this book will help you get the job done. You'll get expert tips and helpful advice on which materials to compost (and materials to avoid), whether to turn or not to turn your pile, how to achieve the right balance of materials in your pile, and more Building plans for a variety of compost bins How to make and maintain a compost pile Up-to-date container trends" "With the helpful guidance of "Composting For Dummies, "you'll discover a back-to-basics skill that will benefit the earth and your wallet
The essential guide to composting for all gardeners and enviromentally conscious people Composting is fast becoming a household word. Gardeners know it is the best way to feed the soil, while others look to composting as a way to dispose of grass clippings, autumn leaves, and tree trimmings. "The Rodale Book of Composting" offers: * Easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost * Helpful tips for apartment dwellers, suburbanites, farmers and community leaders * Ecologically sound solutions to growing waste disposal problems
A great way to take the "yuk" out of composting food scraps. This small, convenient kitchen composter is the perfect shape to accommodate plate-scraping, has a snap-latch lid to keep odors in, is dishwasher safe for cleaning, and even a handle for easy carrying to your compost bin. Get this + EcoSafe bags - and you're all set! ENERGY & RESOURCE SAVING Compost Your Kitchen Food Scraps North America s #1 collector bin Wide oval shape for increased stability and easy plate-scraping Rounded corners for easy cleaning Sturdy handle for easy carrying Double-rim, snap-latch lid keeps odors in and bugs out Dishwasher-safe Door-mountable One-year warranty Eliminate the Yuk Factor ...use EcoSafe~6400 compostable liner bags 2 gallons 7.5 litres Printed in Canada
Do not allow the simple design fool you. This lightweight rugged plastic bin creates a low cost solution to your composting needs. Use this adjustable bin (to over 3 feet in diameter, holding over 14 bushels) to turn leaves and grass clippings into a rich soil for use on your gardens or flower beds. The compost bin is easy to assemble and maintain. The open top and numerous holes allows for a quick composting process. Includes composting instructions. Measures 36 inches tall. Made from heavy-dut
Composting with worms allows you to turn kitchen scraps, paper waste and cardboard into nutrient rich soil for your plants. The Worm Factory 360 composting system takes the effort out of composting. With a thermo siphon air flow design, the Worm Factory 360 increases the composting speed. Air enters on all four sides of the base exposing the bottom to a free flow of fresh air. Compost creates heat and gases that rise through the system and exit out the 4 sides of th
Designed in Sweden this tumbling composter features easy rotation, dual compartments, insulating properties, and a rodent-proof design. Dual Compartments allows for one compartment to be used for new waste while the other matures. Individual doors make for easy dumping of mature compost while new waste is contained. Insulation provides higher temperatures for the quickest composting. Waste breaks down before rotting, which attracts vermin and flies. Higher temperatures allows for compost
COMPOSTING: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE THE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDESaA NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH Did you know that up to two-thirds of most household trash can be composted? That composting reduces the need for more landfills? Composting is fun and easy And you can make compost even if you live in an apartment and donat have access to a garden. This book provides all the information you need for successful compostingaa satisfying way to live lightly on Earth. Also available: WATER: USE LESSaSAVE MORE ENERGY: USE LESSaSAVE MORE REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE
Improves aeration. Acts as a natural sponge. Enhances decomposition. Eco Friendly alternative to peat moss. Absorbs water reduces odors. Made from 100 percent natural coco fiber. 8 in. L x 4 in. W x 2 in. H (1.43 lbs.) Good Ideas Inc brings you coco fiber a new eco-friendly alternative to peat moss. Peat moss is extracted from peat bogs that take thousands of years to form and years to recover and therefore is not a readily renewable resource. Peat bogs are part of a sensitive ecology that supports unique wildlife. Help protect peat bogs by using coco fiber a renewable resource that helps retain nutrients and balance moisture in composers and will continue to benefit your garden long after it leaves the composter. Using a completely natural, renewable resource for composting and gardening needs is definitely a good idea.
- Each technique illustrated with color photos - Details on what and what not to compost - Suggested uses for finished compost
In 1975, Let it Rot helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition. 318,000 copies in print.
Composting is a widely used biological process for the management of some wastes produced in communities and agricultural activities, which have experienced substantial growth during the last few years. Because this and the knowledge of composting has increased, the number of composting facilities has increased tremendously, especially in some European countries. Interest has also increased in several countries in other regions of the world. This book attempts to summarize some of the most important work conducted during the last few years under one cover. The contributions to the publication are made by some of the most qualified professionals in the world and present the information in a clear and objective manner. The readers will find the information very useful and will be helpful in the design of new facilities and organic recycling programs. * Up-to-date contributions by some of the most knowledgeable and respected leaders in the field * Clear and objective presentations, which are arranged in such a way that it is not necessary to read the entire book * Information is supported by data, tables and references * Covers most important aspects of the process including a brief historical review * May be used by teachers as well as practicioners in the field
Turn your organic kitchen waste into useful, nutrient-rich compost! The Can-O-Worms vermicomposter has a multi-level design that's easy to assemble and easy to use. Dimensions: 29in tall, 19 1/4in diameter. Can hold up to 20,000 worms in three layers. The Can-O-Worms can be used indoors or out, and it's easy to set up. Start with moist bedding (anything from shredded newspaper to peat moss, but not manure or soil), some non-fatty organic kitchen waste (too much fat and protein can smell and attr
Waste not, want not. "The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Composting" takes readers step by step through the process of selecting the right compost container, filling it with the right "ingredients," maintaining the mix at the right temperature and humidity, and using the end product. a A concise format, simplified approach, and thrift-conscious price Chris McLaughlin a Author is a Master Gardener and an expert on all forms of composting a Gardening has risen greatly in popularity in the last few years, with an added boost from first lady Michelle Obama, and so has composting, which is cheap, effective, and environmentally friendly a Thousands of state, regional, and municipal programs have been developed to encourage composting and thus reduce landfill waste
The Aerobin 400 uses a patented lung or aeration core inside a sealed bin to promote aerobic break down of organic matter, which experts say is the preferable method to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The thermal insulation in the Aerobin conserves heat, leading to rapid breakdown of the biomass and works efficiently year round, even in cooler regions. There is no need to turn the biomas and it is pet and rodent resistant. It has little odor and can kill noxious weeds and seeds. The Aerobin is
Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin turn the compost bin upside down with their liberating system of keeping compost heaps right in the garden, rather than in some dark corner behind the garage. The compost and the plants live together from the beginning in a nourishing, organic environment. The authors' bountiful, compost-rich gardens require less digging, weeding, mulching, and even less planting. And here's one of the best parts -- no more backbreaking slogs from compost bin to garden. The authors even identify the plants that benefit most from compost and how the elements of a composted garden work together. A natural Six-Way Compost Gardening System provides the ruling principles for successfully improving every garden with healthy compost. Readers will learn how to: 1. Choose labor-saving sites that keep gardens and compost piles as close to one another as possible. 2. Work with the compostable riches produced at home. Every yard and kitchen produces plenty of material -- easily identified with at-a-glance charts -- for a great start. 3. Help composting critters do their work by balancing ingredients, adding high-nitrogen meals when needed, and keeping the compost moist. 4. Reuse recycling bin items, such as large plastic buckets and cardboard boxes, as composting equipment. 5. Keep diversity in the mix. The magic is in the variety of the components and how they work together to create "gardener's gold." 6. Customize composting to suit specific garden needs, always concentrating first on soil care. Adhering to these guidelines, Pleasant and Martin bring readers on a thorough, informative tour of materials and innovative techniques, leading the way to an efficient and rewarding home gardening system. Their methods are sure to help gardeners turn average vegetable plots into rich incubators of healthy produce, bursting with fresh flavor, and flower beds into rich tapestries of bountiful blooms all season long.
Exploring one of the most straightforward and rewarding garden activities, this handy, easy-to-follow guide reveals every aspect of making and using compost--selecting the right type of container, deciding on the recipe that makes best use of the waste materials on hand, and showing the variety of ways in which this almost magical material can be put to work in the garden. For anyone concerned with sustainability, creating compost is an almost effortless way to give something back to Mother Nature, while enjoying the satisfaction of a healthy, bountiful garden for a fraction of the cost of commercially bought soil conditioners.