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How to build a compost bin using concrete blocks and tips on building up a supply of composted material.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1976 (v.54#10) pg. 92

Sketch shows how to build a storage/trash enclosure behind a greenhouse, with bins for bulk storage and composting.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 126

Tip: Compost bin, 34"x72"x48" high, consists of removable cedar slats and a corrugated fiberglass roof.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1989 (v.67#10) pg. 72

How to make a compost bin.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1978 (v.68#3) pg. 54

How to make compost.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1985 (v.75#11) pg. 44

How to start a compost heap for a better crop yield.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1982 (v.5#10) pg. 28

Compost bins. Tips on constructing a three-bin unit from wood and chicken wire. What should (and shouldn't) be placed in the compost pile.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1989 (v.12#7) pg. 55

How to use newspapers in compost and in other ways around a garden.
COUNTRYSIDE Jul 1978 (v.62#7) pg. 32

A look at the benefits of compost and three composting ideas: (1) Composting with earthworms, (2) reclaiming low fertility areas through sheet composting, and (3) cooperative composting.
COUNTRYSIDE Aug 1978 (v.62#8) pg. 30

How to start a good fall compost pile.
COUNTRYSIDE Oct 1980 (v.64#10) pg. 29

Waste products make valuable fertilizer. How to make compost, use coal ashes and use spoiled feeds.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1984 (v.68#5) pg. 36

Tips on creating successful compost.
COUNTRYSIDE Sep 1984 (v.68#9) pg. 31

How to make and maintain a compost pile.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Feb 1986 (v.70#2) pg. 27

How to compost leaves.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Aug 1986 (v.70#4) pg. 24

Preparing healthy soil by mulching, composting and cover crops.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.72#2) pg. 20

A look at soil structure and the use of compost, cover-crops and green manure to sustain fertility, tilth and structure.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.73#5) pg. 13

Using sawdust as compost and mulch.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.77#1) pg. 20

Composting with worms. Some tips.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.78#4) pg. 63

Tips on making and using compost.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.79#1) pg. 42

Benefits and disadvantages of sheet composting discussed.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.80#2) pg. 34

Instructions and tips on composting with worms (vermicomposting).
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.82#2) pg. 34

Black gold. Vermiculture (composting with worms) on the modern homestead.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 2001 (v.85#5) pg. 63

Build a soil maker, a three-bin composter that makes the process easier and less messy. Includes a recipe for compost.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #231 Sep 1982 (v.32#7) pg. 54

Reclaiming a lifeless soil using compost and buckwheat.
FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 38

Double-duty garden paths. (1) Compost path. Areas between raised beds are excavated, filled with sawdust and newspapers and then topped with bark chips. After a year or two, the rotted material is dug out and incorporated into planting beds. (2) Perma-paths. Barrier of hardware cloth covered with ferro-cement edges pathways between raised beds, keeping the weeds out and soil in. Paths are then planted with grass that produces mulch for the garden.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 19
Added Info FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 4

Tip: Use a large plastic laundry hamper for composting on a patio.
FINE GARDENING #7 May-Jun 1989 pg. 8

Tips on composting organic material like eucalyptus and pepper tree materials that contain allelopathic compounds.
FINE GARDENING #8 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 8

Tip: Placing compost heaps on problem spots to loosen soil beneath the heap.
FINE GARDENING #9 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 8

What they don't tell you about composting. Tips for the beginning composter.
FINE GARDENING #13 May-Jun 1990 pg. 88

Composting in pits or trenches.
FINE GARDENING #14 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 8

Making hot compost. Transform yard wastes into a valuable soil amendment. Includes plans for a small compost bin built from 2x4 and 1x4 lumber.
FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 34
Added Info FINE GARDENING #16 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 4

Composting leaves. Tips on using a simple wire enclosure to build the pile, unshredded -vs- shredded leaf options, turning the piles, overwintering the piles, etc.
FINE GARDENING #16 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 46

Advice on using wood ashes in the compost pile or in the garden.
FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 14

Tip on blending kitchen scraps before adding them to the compost pile.
FINE GARDENING #21 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 14

Techniques for gardening in compost piles while they continue to decompose. Tips on making rectangular bins to hold leaves.
FINE GARDENING #22 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 86

Tip on making easy compost.
FINE GARDENING #26 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 6

How to compost in plastic buckets.
FINE GARDENING #26 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 10

Information on composting evergreen clippings.
FINE GARDENING #26 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 14

Advice on the use of pig and goat manure in a compost pile.
FINE GARDENING #26 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 16

An easy way to save kitchen scraps for the compost pile.
FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 10
Added Info FINE GARDENING #33 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 4

A technique for getting air to the center of a compost pile.
FINE GARDENING #33 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 8

How to leach the soluble salts from mushroom compost before adding it to garden soil.
FINE GARDENING #34 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 18

Get started in composting. How to turn yard waste into a valuable soil booster.
FINE GARDENING #39 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 52

Tip describes how to make a compost strainer from an old plastic milk crate.
FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 8
Added Info FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 12

Advice on using woodworking shop waste (sawdust) as compost.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 20

Advice on composting pesticide-treated grass clippings.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 18

Leave leftovers to worms. How to turn kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost in about 60 days. Indoor worm bins create an environment attractive to red wigglers.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 30

How to build a compost pile that is not attractive to flies.
FINE GARDENING #57 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 14

How to compare commercial composts to those made at home and advice on selecting a commercial one.
FINE GARDENING #66 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 82

A use test of the Earthmaker revolving drum composter.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar 1979 (v.23#3) pg. 14

Build a gazebo style compost frame. Vining plants around the outside conceal the frame and shade the compost.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan 1980 (v.24#1) pg. 18

Soil preparation for spring planting. Emphasis on soil analysis, classifiction and proper drainage. Tips on preparing your own compost pile, as well as the preparation of "tilth" (a combination of compost and peat moss).
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1984-Jan 1985 (v.29#1) pg. 4

Tip: Discarded shipping pallets make a good compost bin.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Dec 1988 (v.32#6) pg. 12

A look at new products that make backyard composting easier. Includes a description of how to start a compost pile.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1991 (v.35#2) pg. 66
Added Info FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1991 (v.35#4) pg. 12

Troubleshooting a compost pile. Several reasons why a compost pile may fail to heat up and how to correct them.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1992 (v.36#5) pg. 95

Tip describes a method of indoor composting in air-tight containers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.36#6) pg. 95

Gardening opportunities for the autumn season. (1) Cool-season vegetables. (2) Starting a compost pile. (3) Flower garden maintenance. (4) Lawn care.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1994 (v.38#5) pg. 14

Toward the next kitchen. (1) How to stop wasting energy in the kitchen. (2) Collecting kitchen wastes for use in composting. (3) Growing food indoors.
GARBAGE Jul-Aug 1990 (v.2#4) pg. 35

As the worm turns. Advice from the "worm woman" on constructing and using a worm bed to compost kitchen garbage.
GARBAGE Jan-Feb 1992 (v.4#1) pg. 48

Compost. A report on how to get your "sick" pile of kitchen and yard wastes back to producing rich, loamy compost.
GARBAGE Oct-Nov 1992 (v.4#5) pg. 44

Composting, no-irrigation and xeriscaping ideas from a northern-California gardener who is attempting to form a healthy relationship between a cultivated landscape and the indigenous ecology.
GARBAGE Nov-Dec 1993 (v.5#5) pg. 46

Garden gold. Home composing is not only smart recycling, it's smart gardening. Includes instructions for building an optional compost bin, how to compost kitchen scraps in a plastic bag, turning the compost pile, etc.
GARDEN GATE #4 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 6

A instant compost alternative using organic scraps processed in a kitchen blender.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 5

Convert a large, covered, plastic barrel into a compost bin.
GARDEN GATE #8 Apr 1996 pg. 6

How to compost. A guide to both hot and cold composting. Results of tests of eight purchased compost bins. Three homemade bin options described.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 30

Tip shows how to incorporate stakes to serve as handles for turning a compost pile.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 4

A hole composting method for making a planting bed.
GARDEN GATE #28 Aug 1999 pg. 4

A neat and odorless way to collect kitchen scraps for compost.
GARDEN GATE #28 Aug 1999 pg. 5

Great garden coverups for less-than-lovely garden features. (1) Instructions for making a bamboo panel to cover a compost bin. (2) Garden plan and plant list for a garden to hide a dog kennel.
GARDEN GATE #30 Dec 1999 pg. 26

How to build a compost bin.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 101

A look at how composting works.
HARROWSMITH #30 Sep 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 71

First ditch efforts. How planting vegetables in trenches filled with manure and compost can overcome the effects of a prolonged drought.
HARROWSMITH #36 Jun-Jul 1981 (v.5#8) pg. 66

After the fall. Soil from the treetops. How to utilize leaves as mulch, fertilizer, compost, etc.
HARROWSMITH #38 Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 63, 66

Design for a barely noticeable compost box where the compost is largely concealed underground.
HARROWSMITH #55 Jun-Jul 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 22

The planning and soil preparation for a summer vegetable garden. Includes tips on overcoming an acid soil pH, organic composting and making a biodegradable insecticide and fertilizer.
HARROWSMITH #61 Jun-Jul 1985 (v.10#1) pg. 112

An introduction to wildflower gardening. Includes making a natural habitat, soil and compost preparation, when to plant and 10 wildflowers that are easy to grow.
HARROWSMITH #62 Aug-Sep 1985 (v.10#2) pg. 58

Tips on composting leaves so the growth-inhibiting effect of the phenols won't stunt garden plants.
HARROWSMITH #87 Sep-Oct 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 104

Compost cookery. Instructions for building a two-compartment composting bin and the manufacture of compost.
HARROWSMITH #92 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 91

Tips on composting during the winter.
HARROWSMITH #94 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 80

Vermicomposting. How to start an indoor composting system that relies on worms.
HARROWSMITH #101 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#5) pg. 69

How to convert kitchen wastes into compost for potting soil.
HERB COMPANION Oct-Nov 1991 (v.4#1) pg. 34

Black gold. How to make and use compost.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 70

How to start and maintain a compost pile.
HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 67

How to make your own compost.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1985 (v.10#5) pg. 26

Building a compost center to recycle plant waste into top-grade fertilizer. Three compost bin ideas and details on the two basic ways to make compost.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1989 (v.14#5) pg. 54

How to duct hot air from a manure pile to heat a greenhouse.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 18
Added Info HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 10

Build an odor-free composter from some concrete blocks, concrete reinforcement wire and black plastic.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 20

How to make and contain a compost heap.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 60

How to make a cage for compost from old wooden pallets.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 12

Grow-ring gardening produces small "vertical" gardens with large yields. The secret is planting the garden in rings around a compost heap.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 46

Tips on composting ground up leaves.
HORTICULTURE Jun 1990 (v.68#6) pg. 10

Nutrient recycling. Keeping soil fertile through the use of animal manure, cover crops and compost.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1992 (v.70#6) pg. 27

Step-by-step guide to making a compost pile.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1993 (v.71#7) pg. 64
Added Info HORTICULTURE Nov 1993 (v.71#9) pg. 6

Making a compost pile.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1996 (v.74#8) pg. 44
Added Info HORTICULTURE Feb 1997 (v.94#2) pg. 10

Information on adding to a compost pile during the winter.
KITCHEN GARDEN #1 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 16

Advice against composting clippings from a lawn treated with insecticides and an herbicide.
KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 16

Compost happens, but the right bin helps. Advice on the appropriate bin for the way you want to compost.
KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 54
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #4 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 6

A worm bin to make great compost. Getting started in vermicomposting. How to set up a bin, prevent problems and use the layer of worm castings in potting mix.
KITCHEN GARDEN #5 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 28

Tip on composting some paper products.
KITCHEN GARDEN #7 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 8

Advice on how to improve the ventilation of a worm composting box.
KITCHEN GARDEN #14 Apr-May 1998 pg. 14

The pros and cons of incorporating wallboard into compost.
KITCHEN GARDEN #15 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 14

Tip tells how to use bottomless old barrels as composters.
KITCHEN GARDENER #21 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 6

Composting hot or cold. A look at a number of ways to compost and advice on how to achieve the ideal carbon to nitrogen ratio. Advice on managing an active compost pile and added tips for making sure the compost material is healthy.
KITCHEN GARDENER #22 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 16

How to build a compost box.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #503 Apr 1970 (v.66) pg. 100

How to generate a facsimile of cow manure without a cow by bagging organic material and allowing it to decompose.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #52 Jul-Aug 1978 pg. 28

Three low-cost composters to build. (1) Drum and skate soilmaker ($25). (2) Cloverleaf tumbler ($48). (3) Hot water tank composter ($9).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #56 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 60

How to cook with compost.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #61 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 78

A look at French gardener, Jean Pain, and his energy producing compost piles.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 92

Report on compost heat experiments.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 33

Reports on research for providing heat from decomposing organic matter. Includes construction details for a compost-pile heat source.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #65 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 122

Organic garbage disposal unit consists of a drainage tile buried in the ground and a secure top. Decomposed garbage becomes odorless compost for your garden.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 119

Compost-heated water. How to use the heat generated by a large compost pile to heat water for household use.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 102

Tip: Dig a trench in a chicken coop to catch droppings, provide a source of heat and to produce useful compost.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 48

Let worms eat your garbage. The byproduct nutrient-rich humus which they produce is excellent for garden use.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 172

Making and using compost. Includes information on building a composter of 14-gauge wire, wood and hardware. Est. cost: $40.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #101 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 46

Making compost. The simplest way to turn trash into treasure.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #116 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 88

Homemade compost prevents fungal disease in gardens.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #118 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 44

Using kitchen compost. Four effective, tidy ways to convert your food waste into soil builders.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #124 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 10

What's in the heap? Dos and don'ts of composting and instructions for building a better bin.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #160 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 34

A look at how hollow-stemmed crops such as sunflowers and some weeds are a valuable addition to a compost pile.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 174

How to make a compost pile that works by combining the right ingredients in the right proportions.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1977 (v.24#8) pg. 60

Three systems for turning organic waste into resources. A look at composting to produce fertilizer, anaerobic digestion to produce methane gas and hydrolysis of cellulose to produce ethyl alcohol and food yeast. What's involved and the practicability of each system discussed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1977 (v.24#9) pg. 142

A description of cowlot compost that combines manure and leaves.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1977 (v.24#9) pg. 146

A description of one Arkansas family's results with a compost pile and using compost "tea" on their vegetable garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1977 (v.24#10) pg. 74

Three special compost bins to build. (1) Rodentproof composter, (2) Three-story telescoping compost box, and (3) Barrel composter.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1978 (v.25#6) pg. 54

How to make a compost pile that matures in about two weeks using manure.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1978 (v.25#9) pg. 58

Managing the compost pile. A list of composting's variables and how to adjust each of them to get perfect results. Areation, moisture, Carbon/Nitrogen ratio, and lime covered.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1978 (v.25#9) pg. 90

How to make leaf mold (humus) and use deciduous leaves for mulch and compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1978 (v.25#10) pg. 32

How to make good compost from vegetable scraps and leaves.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1978 (v.25#10) pg. 94

A look at compost piles, barrel composters and kitchen composters.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1979 (v.26#5) pg. 94

How to begin your compost for next year's garden by starting an August compost pile.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1979 (v.26#8) pg. 40

How to start a compost pile in the fall.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1979 (v.26#10) pg. 72

Tip: Easy ways to make compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1980 (v.27#2) pg. 64

How to get rich compost in 3 weeks. Includes a chart of the carbon/nitrogen ratios of various organic materials.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 54

Five easy-to-build compost bins.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 63

How to make hot compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1980 (v.27#8) pg. 74

Techniques for making compost where you need it.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1980 (v.27#9) pg. 36

Tip: Paved playgrounds are a source of compost if leaves gather in piles against fences, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 22

Trench composting, a space saver for small gardens.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 38

Tip: Use scrap carpeting to cover compost piles to keep heat in.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1981 (v.28#3) pg. 24

Tip: Plant fennel around your compost pile to conceal the pile and improve the odor.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1981 (v.28#4) pg. 19

Tip: Keep flies away from compost pile by covering with clean, dry hay.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1981 (v.28#8) pg. 4

Gems from garbage. How to produce a finished batch of compost in two weeks.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1981 (v.28#9) pg. 62

Bringing in the leaves. How to use valuable leaves as compost, mulch, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1981 (v.28#10) pg. 54

Build a rainproof compost bin.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1981 (v.28#10) pg. 58

Worm-turned compost. Kitchen garbage and red worms produce a steady supply of compost in a 5x5-ft. space.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1982 (v.29#5) pg. 68

Steamroller composter. A drum-shaped composter, built from plywood and hardware cloth, is pushed around (rolled around) to mix up the compost. Est. cost: $45.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1982 (v.29#9) pg. 46

Tip: Place a compost bin under a rabbit hutch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 22

Adding organic matter to soil is the best way to improve a garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1983 (v.30#3) pg. 79
Correction ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 9

Worms make compost easy. With a handful of earthworms and a 2-foot square box, you can compost kitchen scraps indoors or out, all through the year.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1983 (v.30#4) pg. 73

How to use the "deep-litter" system to capture and use chicken droppings in your garden. Also describes the use of a pit in the chicken coop to catch droppings and serve as a compost pile for garbage.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1983 (v.30#6) pg. 42

Tips on keeping ants out of compost piles.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1983 (v.30#8) pg. 12

Tip: Use your kitchen blender to speed up composting of food scraps.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 22

How to stretch your compost by placing it where it is needed most.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 70

Tip on making straw-based, high-nitrogen compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1983 (v.30#12) pg. 34

New life for dead soil. Patience and compost make the difference.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1983 (v.30#12) pg. 77

Tips on how to build a compost bin.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1984 (v.31#2) pg. 60

Using compost to control root-knot nematodes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1984 (v.31#2) pg. 148

Tip: Connect garbage disposal to a "compost pit".
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1984 (v.31#3) pg. 23

Four ideas on composting: Including tips on the process.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1984 (v.31#10) pg. 55

Build a "better" barrel composter.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1985 (v.32#3) pg. 32

Use a perforated washing machine drum to make compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1985 (v.32#4) pg. 22

Combination rabbit hutch and compost bin produces nearly 2 cubic yards of compost per year.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1985 (v.32#10) pg. 48

Creative composting. Suggestions for what can be included in your compost heap.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1985 (v.32#10) pg. 110

Grass clippings and sawdust produce a granual compost within two weeks.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1985 (v.32#12) pg. 23

Basic information on composting. Includes instruction for deep-bed composting in which beds for growing plants are built over compost piles.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1986 (v.33#6) pg. 68

How to estimate a garden's compost needs. Tips on finding and handling large amounts of composting materials.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1986 (v.33#12) pg. 40

Tip on growing vegetables in 32-gallon plastic trash can filled with compost ingredients.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1987 (v.34#7) pg. 18

How to build a compost pile in August that will be ready for use in the spring.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 30

Tip: Making compost in an aluminum garbage can.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1987 (v.34#8) pg. 80

Five steps to quick compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1988 (v.35#2) pg. 35

The fine art of decay. A primer for beginners on the basic role of decaying organic matter in a garden. Insert gives tips on establishing a quick-cooking compost pile.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1988 (v.35#3) pg. 85

A guide to five models of backyard composters. Inserts explain how to make compost and furnish the carbon/nitrogen ratios of various organic materials.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1988 (v.35#4) pg. 82

Three-bin composter. Each bin holds 27 cubic feet of organic materials. Two bins are used for processing and the third for collecting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1988 (v.35#6) pg. 79

Tip: An anaerobic method of composting that requires no turning. Organic materials are sealed in black plastic trash bags for nine months.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1988 (v.35#6) pg. 89

Tip: Manual automobile heat gauge can be made into a compost thermometer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1988 (v.35#7) pg. 82

Tip: How to speed composting of pine needles.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1988 (v.35#9) pg. 19

Tips on insulating a late-season compost pile.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1988 (v.35#9) pg. 84

Cold weather compost. Guidelines for making and managing a pile started in winter.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1988 (v.35#10) pg. 77

Tip: How to manage a compost pile so it will remain hospitable to red worms.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1988 (v.35#11) pg. 18

Tip: Prepare an island bed by "composting in place," turning over sod and mulching with clippings and leaves for a year.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1989 (v.36#1) pg. 88

Tip: How to compost indoors.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1989 (v.36#1) pg. 90

Small-space composting methods.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1990 (v.37#2) pg. 72

Yard riches. Using your yard and kitchen waste to build healthy soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 50

Tip on using comfrey as a substitute for animal manure in the compost pile.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 84

Tips on composting in the winter.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1990 (v.37#8) pg. 27

Tip on eliminating fly larvae from compost piles.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1990 (v.37#9) pg. 21

Simple way to make winter compost without turning.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1990 (v.37#9) pg. 67

A description of how to compost in place.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1991 (v.38#5) pg. 86

Turning garden waste into garden gold. How to make great compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1991 (v.38#6) pg. 46

Advice on adding compost on top of existing flower beds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#7) pg. 24

Recipe for compost that combines shredded leaves, manure, and shredded computer paper.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#7) pg. 74

Advice on the cautions when adding weeds and/or diseased plants to a compost pile.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1991 (v.38#8) pg. 26

How to control fruit flies in an indoor composting bin.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1991 (v.38#9) pg. 21

How to do trench composting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 22

Compost indoors. How to do vermicomposting. Includes plan for building a worm bin that doubles as a patio bench.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 58
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1992 (v.39#5) pg. 10

An explanation of enzyme or activator products for compost or soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 23

How to compost fresh manure.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 34
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 10

How to recycle nitrogen-rich grass clippings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 74

How to keep a compost pile's biological processes continuing through the winter.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1992 (v.39#8) pg. 50

Turn fall waste into future gold. How to clean up a garden and fill up a compost pile. Three tips for getting more air into a compost pile.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1993 (v.40#7) pg. 46

Tip suggests using alfalfa meal to absorb ooze and reduce the smell of collected kitchen scraps to be composted.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1993 (v.40#7) pg. 74

Tip on making compost by layering the floor of a chicken coop with leaves.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 77

A regional guide to organic wastes that can be used for compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 26

Eight common compost complaints and how to correct a pile that isn't composting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 34

Tip explains the problem of adding uncured compost to a garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 26

Tip explains how to compost fish waste.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#6) pg. 22

Advice on turning grass clippings into compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1994 (v.41#8) pg. 18

Hot, hot, hot composting secrets.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 61

Tip on using garden paths to make compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 84

Tip on making compost from leaves and horse bedding.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1995 (v.42#8) pg. 64

Six super-fast compost recipes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1996 (v.43#3) pg. 26

A look at what is available in compost pile ventilators.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1996 (v.43#8) pg. 64

Adding tea leaves to kitchen scraps for the compost heap inhibits bacterial growth.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1997 (v.44#1) pg. 66

Tip on how to aerate grass and leaves being saved for compost in trash cans to keep them from spoiling.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1997 (v.44#3) pg. 14

Tip recommends having a compost pile right in the garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 55

The complete guide to compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 56

Advice on composting manure before using it in the garden to avoid E. coli problems.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov-Dec 1997 (v.44#8) pg. 18

Organic garden composter. What to put into a pile, how to make "black gold" and ways to use the compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1998 (v.45#3) pg. 40

An explanation of how to eliminate maggots in a compost tumbler.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1998 (v.45#6) pg. 16

Buying compost. What to look for, how much to buy, how deep to apply it, do-it-yourself test for organic matter, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1999 (v.46#4) pg. 48

Basics of how and why to make compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov-Dec 1999 (v.46#6) pg. 20

A low-cost soil conditioning tumbler you can make. Unit is constructed from exterior plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 122

Composting the easy way. Mix leaves, stalks and other waste with commercial nitrogen sources and then shred the mixture.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1975 (v.143#3) pg. 77

Compost box has three compartments, adjustable sides that can be raised or lowered by removing slats, and is built entirely of cedar wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1977 (v.147#3) pg. 96

A look at composting and a test of seven commercial composters.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 22
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 13

Waste not. Various methods for turning leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen waste into rich compost.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1990 (v.5#8) pg. 24

A recipe for making compost in 50 days that uses very little water.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 266

Backyard pavilion conceals and stores trash being recycled and a compost pile.
SUNSET Oct 1981 (v.167#4) pg. 120

Tip: How to make a simple compost pile within a cylinder of wire fencing.
SUNSET Apr 1987 (v.178#4) pg. 234

Tips on what you can and shouldn't compost.
SUNSET Nov 1987 (v.179#5) pg. 242

Triple-decker composter is speedy, neat, and easy to build. Wire mesh on the sides lets air circulate through for quick composting. Est. cost: $55.
SUNSET Jun 1988 (v.180#6) pg. 192

Tip on composting oak leaves.
SUNSET Oct 1988 (v.181#4) pg. 220

Five simple compost systems using bins, crates, pit, plastic sheets, and concrete blocks.
SUNSET Nov 1989 (v.183#5) pg. 200

The art of garden recycling. Looks at composting, mulching, and shredding.
SUNSET Sep 1990 (v.185#3) pg. 120

The ABCs of making compost. An easy guide to turning yard waste into food for the soil.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #809 Oct 1996 (v.92) pg. 69

Compost bin constructed of material from packing cases and pallets. Features a removable front panel and a lift top.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 768