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