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On Worms, Worm Castings, and Worm Bins

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (4)

by Carl


Worms are fascinating little creatures that have long been recognized as playing a key role in the circle of life. Aristotle called them "the intestines of the world", the ancient Chinese the "angels of the soil". But perhaps the best observation is that made by the naturalist and father of modern day genetics, Charles Darwin, who in his book

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Free and Inexpensive Compost in Santa Clara County

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

by Carl


Need a compost fix for your next spring planting? Or looking to amend a problem patch of compressed clay soil cheaply and easily? Well, you're in luck: it turns out that residents of Santa Clara County have a number of excellent resources available to them. With most of these, you will need to pick up and haul the stuff yourself, although some places offer delivery of large bulk quantities for a fee. When going for a load, don't f...

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