News & Updates
View the June 2009 Composter Quarterly Newsletter online!
Jun 24 2009
Click here to view the June 2009 Solana Center Composter Quarterly Newsletter! This edition includes Composting at the San Diego County Fair, how to select a compost bin, upcoming composting workshops and events, worm bin troubleshooting, and more! To view an archive of the Composting Quarterly newsletter click here or visit the...
"Rotline" Question of the Week: Do I need a thermometer to compost?
Jun 23 2009
You can definitely compost without a thermometer, but thermometers do make composting a bit easier. Thermometers can help you know when to turn your pile, when to add more material, when to add water, and when your compost is finished.
The Water Smart Pipeline
Jun 22 2009
Concerned about how to garden in these water-challenging times? Call The Water Smart Pipeline! 866-962-7021 ext. 17 8:00 - 12 p.m. Tuesday mornings and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoons Nan Sterman, instructor of "ByeBye Grass" class, author of California Gardener's Guide Vol.
"Rotline" Question of the Week: My worms ate all of the coconut fiber bedding. What should I do?
Jun 16 2009
Wriggly Wranch Worm Bins come with a brick of coconut fiber bedding to get your worm bin started. It is often sold at hydroponics stores and nurseries. Coconut fiber is great for worm bins as it retains moisture, provides aeration, and gives your red wiggler worms nutrients.
Free Composting Workshop in Encinitas this Saturday
May 28 2009
Don't miss this free composting workshop this Saturday. The workshop, instructed by Master Composter Diane Hollister, will cover the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting. Learn how to turn your food scraps and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden!
"Rotline" Question of the Week: Where should I keep my compost bin?
May 27 2009
The best place to keep your bin is in a shaded location. There is a common misconception that the sun causes the contents inside the bin to heat up but it is actually the thermophilic bacteria creating heat as they decompose the material. Keeping your bin in shaded location will help maintain the bin's moisture.