Grow Compost

Book description

Make your green-thumbed dreams a reality with this accessible, practical gardening e-guide.

The Grow series is all about helping you make the most of your green space. Tapping into today's most popular gardening topics, including container gardening, growing your own produce, pruning and training, eco-friendly gardening, making your own compost, and caring for houseplants, Grow makes gardening simple for new enthusiasts and confident growers alike. Jargon-free advice and at-a-glance profiles are paired with full-color photography and clear illustrations, all presented in a modern format.

Easy to use and written by trusted experts, this new series has everything you need to know to help your garden Grow.

Table of contents

  1. COVER
  2. HALF-TITLE
  3. CONTENTS
  4. HOW TO USE THIS eBOOK
  5. WHY COMPOST?
    1. WHY MAKE COMPOST?
    2. WHAT IS COMPOST?
    3. WHAT IS SOIL?
    4. NATURE’S COMPOST
    5. BENEFITING THE ENVIRONMENT
  6. COMPOSTING KNOW-HOW
    1. THE COMPOSTING PROCESS
    2. INVERTEBRATE COMPOSTERS
    3. BACTERIA AND FUNGI DECOMPOSERS
    4. FEEDING THE DECOMPOSERS
    5. KEY ELEMENTS FOR COMPOSTING
    6. BALANCING AIR AND WATER
    7. RECIPES FOR SUCCESS
    8. WHAT NOT TO COMPOST
    9. USING ANIMAL MANURES
    10. DEALING WITH WEEDS, PESTS, AND DISEASES
  7. MAKING COMPOST
    1. BIN BASICS
    2. BUYING A BIN
    3. HOMEMADE HEAPS
    4. AN EASY BIN FOR BEGINNERS
    5. MAKING A BIN FROM PALLETS
    6. SITING A HEAP OR BIN
    7. TRADITIONAL HOT COMPOSTING
    8. COMPOSTING THE COOL WAY
    9. COMPOSTING PROBLEM-SOLVER
    10. THE HIGH-FIBER METHOD
    11. TRENCH COMPOSTING
    12. NO-BIN COMPOSTING
    13. MAKING LEAF MOLD
    14. COMPOSTING PRUNINGS
    15. GRASSED UP
    16. PLANTING GREEN MANURES
    17. WONDERFUL WORMERIES
    18. SETTING UP A WORMERY
    19. BOKASHI COMPOSTING
    20. USING A BOKASHI BIN
    21. MAKING FERTILIZER TEAS
  8. USING COMPOST
    1. WHEN IS COMPOST READY?
    2. USING COMPOST AS PLANT FOOD
    3. WHAT IS MULCH?
    4. USING COMPOST MULCHES
    5. HOW TO MULCH
    6. MAKING SEED AND POTTING MIXES
    7. MAINTAINING A LUSH LAWN
    8. ON THE MOVE
    9. PLANTING UP YOUR COMPOST HEAP
  9. COMPOST PLANTING PROJECTS
    1. SOWING SEEDS
    2. MAKING A MIXED FLOWERBED
    3. CREATING A PLOT FOR CROPS
    4. PLANTING ORNAMENTAL CONTAINERS
    5. PLANTING A FRUIT BASKET
    6. PLANTING A SACK OF POTATOES
    7. GROWING BEANS IN A COMPOST TRENCH
    8. PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS
    9. GROWING FOOD FOR WILDLIFE
    10. MAKING A BOG GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE
    11. MAKING A MODERN ROSE GARDEN
    12. GROWING FLOWERS FOR CUTTING
    13. REPOTTING SHRUBS
    14. PLANTING SPRING BULBS
    15. POTTING UP HOUSE PLANTS
  10. GLOSSARY
  11. RESOURCES
  12. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  13. COPYRIGHT

Product information

  • Title: Grow Compost
  • Author(s): Zia Allaway
  • Release date: May 2021
  • Publisher(s): DK Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780744051049