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The Best “How to Compost” Resource

Posted by admin on October 24, 2010

Let it Rot!: The Gardener’s Guide to Composting” is the first book about composting that I ever purchased. In fact, it’s the only book about composting that I’ve purchased.

Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting“Let it Rot” is a comprehensive and easy to read and follow guide with everything you need to know about composting to really do it right.

With “everything you need to know” about composting in one small, easy to read volume emphasizes my philosophy that composting is so easy. In his book, Stu Campbell takes the scientific mumbo jumbo and simplifies it into terms that anyone can understand.

Don’t just take my word for it, though. Here’s what others have to say about Let it Rot!

From Library Journal

A readable, quietly humorous introduction to composting, this covers reasons to compost; differing approaches; how decomposition works; various methods, ingredients, and containers; how to speed decomposition; and how to use the end result. Campbell is an experienced gardener, and the book goes into great detail, but the text remains clear and interesting. The simple black-and-white illustrations vary between decorative sketches and straightforward diagrams; they could have been more frequent and more informative. The bibliography lists 14 other books on composting; a list of sources of composting supplies is also given. An interesting treatment of a basic subject for general readers, this is recommended for all gardening collections needing material on compost heaps.
- Sharon Levin, Univ. of Vermont Medical Lib., Burlington
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

And here’s more…

“…the composter’s bible…Let It Rot will change the way you look at your garbage.” – Horticulture Review

“A good general book for setting up a composting system.” — Natural Health

“This is the book we most often use in our composting classes at the Garden. The content is excellent, easy, and entertaining to read.” – Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Plants & Gardens News

“The little classic that introduced thousands to composting.” – The Boston Globe

“An excellent paperback book … an easy read with plenty of clear advice.” –The Cincinnati Enquirer

“The best book on composting I’ve found.” — Howard Garrett in The Dallas Morning News

“…perhaps the most comprehensive book available on composting …from a publisher that all serious gardeners should know about.” – Marke Andrews in the Vancouver Sun

“Campbell is an experienced gardener and the book goes in to great detail but the text remains clear and interesting.” – Library Journal

“This paperback thoroughly covers the subject, touching on various composting methods, types of containers, where to locate the compost heap, procedures and what to do with the finished product.” –Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“…the composting stand-by…” – Salt Lake City Tribune

Pick up your copy of Let it Rot!: The Gardener’s Guide to Composting now. Get started composting the right way.

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