The Compost Book

Author(s): David Taylor; Yvonne Taylor

Soil & Composting

Did you know that charcoal makes a great slow-release plant food? Or that yoghurt speeds up compost activity and that chamomile keeps a compost heap smelling sweet? You'd be surprised what you can throw into a compost bin. But it's not just a haphazard affair, the best composts have a balance of nitrogen to carbon, acid to alkaline and temperature. Some are fast and some are slow, some are tossed and some are cooked under cover. In this completely new and updated version of 'The Compost Book', David Taylor divulges the secrets of good compost making. This book is for those with a backyard and those in the city with a small space who want to make a difference.

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Did you know that charcoal makes a great slow-release plant food? Or that yoghurt speeds up compost activity and that chamomile keeps a compost heap smelling sweet? You'd be surprised what you can throw into a compost bin. But it's not just a haphazard affair, the best composts have a balance of nitrogen to carbon, acid to alkaline and temperature. Some are fast and some are slow, some are tossed and some are cooked under cover.



In this completely new and updated version of The Compost Book, David Taylor divulges the secrets of good compost making. It is ideal for those with a backyard and those in the city with a small space who want to make a difference.

General Fields

  • : 9781877069741
  • : New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited
  • : Reed New Holland
  • : April 2011
  • : 210mm X128 mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Taylor; Yvonne Taylor
  • : Paperback
  • : 3
  • : 631.875
  • : 240
  • : Colour