Compost. Worm Castings. Community Compost Club.

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As we start to get our gardens ready for winter I wanted to remind you that we still have compost! This compost has been getting rave reviews from peoples roses and veggies.

$5 for a 5 gallon bucket. Email, call or text me to set up a time to pick up on the Dirty Bird’s lot (corner of Divison and Manzanita in Manzanita).

If you have been grabbing compost and need to pay, please call or text me 503-438-8171 to arrange a time to meet or Venmo payment to @kelleymerle 

Worm Castings
Our worm casting harvest session went swimmingly and we have some delicious nuggets of goodness for you to add as a top dressing to your garden. Top dressing refers to the application of worm castings right on top of the soil. Just sprinkle a handful right where the roots go into the ground (about a 1/2″ 2-3x a year is sufficient). Then, the nutrients filter down with the water and feed the plant. This is the easiest way to apply worm castings as it requires no measuring or mixing. This can be done 2-3 times a year in spring, summer and fall.

You can also use worm castings in your container plants and indoor plants. Using worm castings for container and indoor plants can reduce the amount of time you need to water it, which also lowers your risk of root rot.

Purchase Worm Castings
Worm castings are $15 for a large grocery bag and includes some worms:-) ONLY 4 bags left!

Adding your Food Scraps to the Community Worm Bins
Please keep adding your food scraps to our worm bins (and email, call or text to let me know you are using them so I can keep track:-). And please remember to cut things up as small as possible and remove any plastic and stickers (this is our biggest challenge so far:-). We may need to build another worm bin so as to not overwhelm the worms, but so far they seem happy. I will be monitoring them throughout the winter and will keep you posted as the days get colder.

Setting up a Worm System at Home
If you are interested in getting set up at home, I can help you. They are very easy to use. Just email, call or text and I’ll set up a time to meet with you.

I hope you are all having a wonderful fall and I look forward to seeing you around the towns.

Much love,