If you’re looking for a how-to composting guide from a gardener’s perspective, look no further…whether you’re an experienced compostaholic or just compost curious, you’ll find plenty of gems here.
Everything from a nerdy decomposition science lesson made simple (my favorite chapter) to the lists of what you can compost, and over 10 different methods of composting tailored to your varying needs are present here.
Whenever I have a weird compost issue, I always consult this book for its substantial troubleshooting section…especially the N-P-K symptoms table (on page 116). That being said, this book definitely has a gardener feel to it and I catch myself skimming at certain points because well, I’m not a gardener!
Maybe one day I will have a big yard and create a garden, but no such luck thus far…and that leads to my only minor gripe is that there’s no real section on “urban composting”. However, this is no huge deal since you can adapt the principles of this book to your own scenario.
I’ve read a lot of books on composting (namely e-books) that have been pure garbage, so it was a relief to see that this book lives up to the hype…you won’t be disappointed. Get it here for pretty darn cheap: