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Thereseski
Turlock, CA

August 15, 2001
12:18 AM

Post #10818

I have maggots in the compost bin is that exceptable for good composting?
marshseed
Santa Barbara, CA

August 15, 2001
1:41 AM

Post #110551

Various flies will lay eggs in nutrient rich/green rich compost piles. The maggots will not hurt the pile, nor you. I recommend withholding water if too wet, fluff up the pile, and cover with a thick layer of straw and brown leaves (6-9 inches). This will suppress the maggots and keep flies from laying more eggs. If you are putting in kitchen waste, be sure to bury toward the center of the pile.

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