Let It Rot for Your Survival Garden

Composting for your survival garden is nothing new. This week’s DestinySurvival Pick isn’t a new book either. But the idea is so simple you’ll feel like it’s new.

The title sums it up–Let It Rot!

Reviewers say it may be the best book available on composting. It’s an easy and interesting read. And why should composting be complicated anyway?

The book’s full title is Let It Rot!: The Gardener’s Guide to Composting, by Stu Campbell. It’s one of Storey Publishing’s Down-To-Earth Guides.

If your current composting system isn’t working to your satisfaction, maybe you need to try another method. Or maybe you just need to tweak what you’re doing. Here’s the classic primer to give you the guidance you can use.

Find out what materials to use as well as what not to use. What about containers and composters? What about animals and flies? Can you compost indoors over winter? How can you be sure your compost will turn into the rich garden soil that makes your garden thrive?

Even if you’ve been composting for years, you may pick up something from this book you didn’t already know.

If you’re new at it, don’t be intimidated by composting. Why worry over it? Why not experiment? Recipes and ideas will put you on your way. If you want to know the science of it, Let It Rot! will put it in layman’s terms for you.

Soil biology has been working for thousands of years, whether we understand it or not. In fact, soil expert Dr. Elaine Ingham says we know about less than one percent of the bacteria which is around us. Soil biolife appears to be an unexplored frontier.

The beauty of survival gardening is that the creatures in the soil know nothing of financial disaster and political turmoil. So put them to work for you as you produce your own healthful, wholesome food.

To get Let It Rot! click on its title wherever you see it llinked in this post.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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