Re: More on compost
Connie forwarded from Monica:
What you are doing is not
composting; you are rotting your materials, which natures does on its
Oh, please. This is the type of attitude that intimidates people
into not composting. "Hot composting" is one technique
Composting is nothing to stress about. While Elaine Ingraham (sp)
and www.soilfoodweb.com are
completely brilliant and if one wants to do the work, is completely worth
the time, if your pile is working for you and you don't have problems,
IT'S OKAY! And the vermicomposting people will tell you that if you
have active worms in your pile, all sorts of good things will happen that
are different than the good things that happen during hot composting.
There are pros and cons to each technique. Do what works best for
you and your situation.
The first book I read on composting still remains the best (in print
Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Storey's Down-To-Earth
Guides) by Stu Campbell, ISBN: 1580170234
The title says it all!
Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
A mission of
St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville,