maggots in compost good or bad

Are Maggots in Your Compost Good or Bad? – YouTube

Maggots in Compost? Here’s What You Need to Know

In fact, some gardeners love having them in their compost because they break down food waste so quickly. As long as you give them a warm and comfortable environment, you’ll probably never see faster compost than when black soldier fly larvae are processing it for you.

Are Maggots in Your Compost Good or Bad? – YouTube

If you have ever wondered what the big grubs are in your compost…they’re maggots. But more …

Yucky but useful: Maggots make compost – SFGate

Maggot composting can work well if your household generates lots of food waste, if you raise chickens or if your yard is too small for a standard … but true that BSF will readily consume fresh animal droppings, neutralize the bad bacteria in those droppings and produce finished compost safe for your garden.

Maggots in my compost- so gross – GardenWeb

I just started a worm bin yest. and don’t want to add worms to my pile until the maggots are gone. My questions: (please excuse my ignorance, new to gardening, i guess you could call me greenhaha). 1. Are maggots GOOD or BAD for composting? 2. Even if they are GOOD how can I get rid of them b/c …

Maggots in your Compost?! Two Surprising Answers! | Green Bean …

If you really can’t stand them you can get some lime (this is organic) and dust your compost with it. It will deal with the maggots and you will still have good compost, but it will increase the pH of the compost. A word about LIME – Liming It is normally not necessary to add lime to your compost pile to improve …

Managing bugs in your compost – the good, the bad, and the merely …

Composting inevitably involves a few bugs. At times it can involve huge swarms of bugs. Understand the role of bugs in the compost, embrace the good and minimize the bad.

Big maggots in your compost? They’re soldier fly larvae | Oregon …

EUGENE – Most people shudder when they see maggots in their bin composter or compost pile. Don’t be grossed out – they won’t hurt you. In fact, these larvae play a role in breaking down and recycling nutrients back into the soil. These maggots may actually be the larvae of compostdwelling soldier flies …

Gardenerd: Organic Edible Gardening | Help! Maggots in My Compost!

We’ve had a flurry of questions over the last couple weeks here at Gardenerd. com. Here’s one that came in with urgency: “We have had an issue with maggots in my compost tumbler. I am not using any meats or fats of any kind – only green food wastes. How do. I correct this? Is my compost ruined?”.

Maggots in compost good or bad? – Mothering Forums

I bought one and set it up and have been adding compost to it from our kitchen, and bringing home coffee grounds from work. Last night I was turning it and noticed some maggots. Some of what I read said these are good, other stuff says they are bad (Soldier Fly maggots I think they said?) Any of you expert composters …

Maggots and grubs. Good or bad for compost pile? | Gardening Forums

My compost pile seems to move by itself. Actually, during the last few days, I’ve noticed the level of the pile has gone down a couple of inches. The…

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