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Compost Science for Gardeners Simple Methods for Nutrient-Rich Soil

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By: Robert Pavlis(Author)
224 pages, 25 b/w illustrations
Compost Science for Gardeners
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With breathtaking clarity, Compost Science for Gardeners demystifies composting practices and helps readers determine the best technique for their unique situation. This comprehensive science-based book is your key to building healthier soil and growing better plants.

Using plain language and easy-to-follow instructions, this essential resource distils and blends the latest scientific research with the author's many decades of knowledge and experience into a manageable form, debunking a host of common gardening myths along the way. Learn about:
- The role of composting in the ecological cycle
- Compostable materials to incorporate and those to avoid
- Browns and greens vs the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio
- The full range of composting methods, including cold and hot composting; composting in piles, bins, and tumblers; and pit and trench composting
- Keyhole gardening, food digesters, vermicomposting, bokashi, eco-enzyme fermentation, and more
- The relative merits and impact on the environment of each composting technique
- Using finished compost to improve soil health

Anyone can compost. Whether you are a balcony or backyard gardener, market gardener, small-scale farmer, or homesteader, or even if you are simply looking for a way to keep organic matter out of the landfill, this book will show you how to do it simply, safely, and sensibly.

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Robert Pavlis is the owner and developer of Aspen Grove Gardens, a 6-acre botanical garden featuring 3,000 varieties of plants. Specializing in soil science, Robert is a Master Gardener, speaker, instructor, blogger, and author of Plant Science for Gardeners, Soil Science for Gardeners, and Building Natural Ponds. He lives in Guelph, Canada.

Handbook / Manual Coming Soon
By: Robert Pavlis(Author)
224 pages, 25 b/w illustrations
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