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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
Just what are you supposed to do with leftover banana peels, bits of broccoli, or spit out cherry pits ? Don't fill the trash, feed your garden This book shows children how to turn waste into usable material that is friendly for the environment and good for the plants This easy to read rhyming story and artful illustrations will show each person, young or old, the magic of composting.
HOW DOES YOUR garden grow? With apple cores and carrot tops and wiggly worms all in a row A young child builds a compost in this back-tothe-earth lift-the-flap board book. Toddlers will love these seven spreads of playful rhymes and illustrations that show how much fun working with dirt can be.
Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, boulevard, windowsill, planter box, or fire escape is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In "Grow Great Grub," Gayla Trail, the founder of the leading online gardening community (YouGrowGirl.com), shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, organic edibles virtually anywhere. "Grow Great Grub" packs in tips and essential information about: - Choosing a location and making the most of your soil (even if it's less than perfect) - Building a raised bed, compost bin, and self-watering container using recycled materials - Keeping pests and diseases away from your plants--the toxin-free way - Growing bountiful crops in pots and selecting the best heirloom varieties - Cultivating hundreds of plants, from blueberries to Thai basil, to the best tomatoes you'll ever taste - Canning, and preserving to make the most of your garden's generosity - Green-friendly, cost-saving, growing, and building projects that are smart and stylish "- And much more " Whether you're looking to eat on a budget or simply experience the pleasure of picking tonight's meal from right outside your door, this is the must-have book for small-space gardeners--no backyard required. GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of the acclaimed top gardening website yougrowgirl.com. Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in publications including "The New York Times," "Newsweek," "Budget Living," and "ReadyMade." A resident of Toronto who has grown a garden on her rooftop for more than 10 years, she is the author of "You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening. "