Probably one of the least understood things when it comes to gardening is being able to make compost. Knowing a few basic techniques can help you enrich your gardening experience and make your plants a lot happier. Brett Markham in The Mini Farming Guide to Composting: Self-Sufficiency from Your Kitchen to Your Backyard can help you achieve your goal of better gardening through the use of composting.
While not a technical manual on composting,
manages to provide a basic and simple understanding of what is
required to be successful when composting. He also provides an explanation of
several ways to make a compost bin including a simple plan using a five gallon bucket
to make a small composting bin. This would even be a great project that would allow urban
dwellers with minimum amounts of space to benefit from composting as well. He also
gives very good instructions on how to make compost tea in simple and easy to
understand terms. Just don’t use one of your wife’s good pillowcases or you
could wind up in the doghouse. Markham
Even if you are an experienced gardener, there are numerous tips and tricks throughout his book that can help make your gardening efforts more successful through the use of proper composting techniques. A little compost can go a long way in making your gardening efforts a success.
As an added bonus, one lucky reader will win a free copy of The Mini Farming Guide to Composting: Self-Sufficiency from Your Kitchen to Your Backyard. Just leave a comment telling us of your composting experience. Feel free to include any tips or tricks you think others may find useful. A winner will be chosen at random on March 15th and the winner will receive their free book directly from the publisher.
You might also want to check out Brett Markham’s other books including Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre.
Staying above the water line!