From Vegetable Waste to Fertile Soil – Maye E Bruce – Faber & Faber, 1940
Miss Bruce's first book detailing her inspired method of composting using her herbal solutions as an activator. An excellent and factual but brief book published at a critical time as the country faced the difficulties of the war years where every bit of help was needed in the 'Dig for Victory' campaign.
Last printed in 1943 but second hand copies available from this website and can be found in some specialist second hand and collectors bookshops.
Common Sense Compost Making, By the Quick Return Method - Maye E Bruce - Faber & Faber, 1946
Tells the story of QR compost making in Miss Bruce's forthright and gripping style where she truly establishes herself as an excellent author. The kind of book you can read over and over again each time finding something unusual or different to stimulate the composter within!
The book provides a thorough and precise account of how to make QR compost, the reasoning behind the method, and the many uses and benefits of the compost.
This book firmly put QR composting on the map selling untold thousands of copies over the 30 years or so the book was in print.
The new revised edition (2009) by QR Composting Solutions and good second hand copies of the original by Faber & Faber are available from this website.
Compost Making, The Quick Return Method - Maye E Bruce – Faber & Faber, 1947
An extremely useful and well written booklet detailing the method with the familiarity and consistency of her previous work providing answers to many frequently asked questions that arose during the course of Miss Bruce's work.
Last printed in 1957, second hand copies of this rare booklet are very hard to track down. The new revised edition (2009) by QR Composting Solutions is available from this website..
Quick Return Compost Making, The Essence of the Sustainable Organic Garden – Andrew E Davenport – QR Composting Solutions, 2008
NEW! QR Composting Solutions Herbal Activator Now Available From Our QR Store
Gardener's Question Time
Broadcast on Sunday 14th December 2008, GQT featured an article on QR Compost Making. In a short interview with Eric Robson, Andrew Davenport gave a quick rundown on how good compost can be made quickly using the QR method.
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