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Organic Gardening: Diatomaceous earth will it hurt?

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Rogue River , OR
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9048563

I have Chickens that I use diatomaceous earth in their yard and coupe. I also use the duff and droppings in my garden. My questions is the DE going to affect my composting ?as in killing the microorganisms that make compost?


Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9048779

This link says diatomaceous earth is not harmful to earthworms or micro-organisms.

Just be sure you don't breath it in - it's harmful to your lungs.
Rogue River , OR
(Zone 8a)

March 20, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9050822

Thanks Honeybee, that,s a great site. looks like I will be using it throughout the garden on some other pesky critter's.

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