Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (January 31, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
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Pete Stoeffella in his down-to-earth matter-of-fact manner has collected some of the best information available for the grower. Indeed it is the best composting information available today. Without good compost returned to the soil growers will find an inabilably to sustain good yields. This books shows growers how a good compost is made and how it is best used while bringing to light many of compost's best qualities such as water retention as well as good drainage, nutrient retention, nutrient availability, and suppression of many diseases. This book is a resourse and reference book for any organic gardener and is sure to become an integral part of "closing the loop" on a resource previously considered disposable waste.
This book covers all the basics of composting and how to use it properly. It is well researched with "gobs" of very useful references. I highly recommend it as a foundation for real guidance on how to produce, handle and use compost.
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