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9781440214059 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1440214050 (pbk. : alk. paper)
192 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Cincinnati, Ohio :
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 189) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Preface: Inside and Out -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Our Trash -- How landfalls work -- Biodegradable: an American myth -- Watching our waste -- Chapter 2: Our Soil -- Not all soil is the same -- Soil health -- Humus: the key to soil health -- It's alive! -- Nothing goes to waste -- Soil testing -- Chapter 3: Becoming A Composter -- Compost rewards -- Team approach -- Begin at the beginning -- Flow of your life -- Steps to start -- Chapter 4: Beneficial Bacteria And Friends -- Cleaner, the faster, the better? -- Diversity yields strength -- Let the feast begin -- Aerobic decomposition essentials -- How the pile heats up -- Carbon: Nitrogen story -- Creatures you see in your compost -- Chapter 5: Composting Outdoors -- To contain or not to contain? -- Choosing a compost container -- Outdoor composting options: bins, tumblers, three-bin systems, digesters, and heaps -- Do-it-yourself composters -- Composting without equipment -- Chapter 6: Indoor Composting? -- Benefits of composting indoors -- Nose knows -- Perfect pairing -- Indoor composting methods: NatureMill, Bokashi, and vermicomposting with worm bins -- Chapter 7: Worms And Our Soil -- Types of earthbound worms -- Red wigglers inside and out -- Worm castings: the black gold of vermiculture -- Housing worms -- Chapter 8: Getting Started With Worms -- DIY vs commercial worm bins -- Migration bins -- Make your own worm bin -- Keeping your worms happy, and healthy -- Harvesting your castings -- Creatures and critters -- Protecting your worms from pests -- Time away -- Chapter 9: Sharing The Wealth -- Finished compost -- Become a soil steward -- Economy of compost -- Enriching soil and plants -- Brewing compost tea -- Dechlorinated water -- Derail the toxic train -- Simple composting -- Chapter 10: Troubleshooting -- Common problems with outdoor composting -- Common problems with simple composting -- Common problems with indoor composting -- Common problems in a worm bin -- Conclusion: Future Starts Today -- Resources -- Index.
|| Book Description: Composting Inside and Outs is beneficial to anyone who grows houseplants, maintains a large garden, or participates in community gardening. This practical guide will teach readers why it's important to compost, the many methods of composting and the benefits of turning trash into soil nutrients.
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