The Compost Book

Author(s): David Taylor

Soil & Composting

A reference to the secrets of compost. It discusses what can and cannot be composted, whether to encourage or discourage the living things haunting a heap, as well as bins, boxes, tumblers, shredders and munchers. There are diagrams and drawings to illustrate the text. This 3rd edition is fully updated. David Taylor lives in Sydney.

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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
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : October 2010
  • : 210mm X128 mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 85
  • : Colour
  • : David Taylor
  • : Paperback
  • : 3
  • : 631.875