Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Author(s): Kathleen Bond Borie and Stu Campbell
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 3rd edition
Subject: Plant Propagation
Comments: 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 (A Library Journal).
Last Updated: 2010-03-18