Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: The Complete Compost Gardening Guide: Banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and producing ... most flavorful, nutritous vegetables ever.
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great ideas on composting. I taught composting in my little city for seven years. I didn't have as many good ideas as these authors do. I really enjoyed their attitude. I feel energized even though I don't have many perfect piles left in me. My only gripe was with the publisher because I found too many interrupted paragraphs -- paragraph should come to an end, but a photo or new section begins. Probably poor or hurried paste-up.I still give the content 5 stars.
My only experience with compost is with a worm bin and the store bought stuff. After reading other books (Let-it-Rot) and stuff online, I found this book targeted as a complete guide to be informed because things can go wrong.. Overall, I'm impressed with the clear content of information and the way the author keeps you interested in learning more. At the end of the book there is information on some garden crops as an added bonus. Another person directed me to Compost-for-Dummies which also sounds like it may be an alternative book to learn more about making your own compost.
I have a pet peeve for books that constantly say "See page 203 for more information" etc. I felt like I was constantly getting a tidbit of information then told I would learn more later on. I found Gardening for Dummies had this problem as well, but this could be a personal issue and not a big deal for other people. I also didn't need advice on recycling etc, I found it seemed to be pushing recycling and how to recycle constantly on me which was unnecessary. I think 99% of people that would buy a book on composting probably know a lot about recycling.
For the positives I enjoyed the information (although would have organized it differently) and the photos and design of the book are excellent. I would give it 3.5 stars if that were an option.
The best book I've read on composting. It gave me a fresh look at the whole process and lots of new ways to manage and improve the outcome. I highly recommend this book to anyone . If you think you know it all read this and learn some new 'tricks'!
I must say that in the first few pages I laughed a little bit when I could hear the authors enthusiasm for poop and dirt almost leaping off of the pages. LOL however by the end of this book I was totally into it and quite surprised at how excited I am now to dive into dirt! I have learned many things and plan to continue to use this book as a reference as I farm and garden. This was an excellent book!
Love this book. I found it at the public library and loved it so much I ordered my own copy. It gives me all the information I need in order to compost. I have been tossing things in a pile for years and never got it to heat up. Using the guidelines in this book, I now have a very active, HOT compost pile, started a worm vermicompost bin, and various other composting projects. I consider this book my "compost bible."
Great information. I incorporated information from this book to my garden and have had great success. I try and return all compostable items to the garden for nutrion purposes for the plants currently planted, as well as for future growths. This year I didn't plant one plant intentionally. Every plant that I have this year are "Volunteers" from last year. I like to think that the nutrition needed to grow the seeds from last years fallen vegetables were already in the soil thanks to guidelines/recommendations from this book. Thanks.