Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
flies in black hen compost Toplef10flies in black hen compost 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

flies in black hen compost I22gcj10flies in black hen compost 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» LED grow lights......any advice?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:41 pm

» TD's Health
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:38 pm

» Sanderson - On the Road
by sanderson Today at 11:51 am

» October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Today at 11:49 am

» Thinning Carrots?
by sanderson Today at 11:45 am

» Fifth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 11:43 am

» N&C Midwest October Winding Up 2019
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:30 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:40 pm

» What's your favorite kitchen/garden gadget?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:18 pm

» Off-Season Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 10/13/2019, 8:08 pm

» Jalapeños - Time to start canning!
by Scorpio Rising 10/13/2019, 5:18 pm

» 2018/2019 SFG in Brooks, GA
by AtlantaMarie 10/13/2019, 11:14 am

» Make hot compost by mixing my trimmings with civic compost?
by sanderson 10/13/2019, 1:41 am

» Eastern equine virus warning!
by RJARPCGP 10/12/2019, 6:39 pm

» Hits and misses
by yolos 10/12/2019, 3:42 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing October to December 2019
by sanderson 10/12/2019, 1:13 pm

» New England, October, 2019
by RJARPCGP 10/12/2019, 5:58 am

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 10/12/2019, 1:40 am

» Update on Marie's mom
by AtlantaMarie 10/11/2019, 7:12 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 10/11/2019, 4:46 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 10/11/2019, 11:06 am

» Frequency/amt to water
by cherylLun 10/10/2019, 7:39 pm

» Cilantro
by countrynaturals 10/10/2019, 1:18 pm

» Good (Insect) Eggs or Bad (Insect) Eggs?
by LilBittyBean 10/10/2019, 10:08 am

» Rat's Tail Radish
by sanderson 10/10/2019, 4:50 am

» Grapefruit
by sanderson 10/10/2019, 4:45 am

» Lima Beans! Let's Talk!
by sanderson 10/10/2019, 4:40 am

» ANCESTRY DNA
by sanderson 10/10/2019, 4:33 am

» National Preparedness Month
by sanderson 10/9/2019, 10:24 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by sanderson 10/9/2019, 7:47 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

flies in black hen compost

Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty flies in black hen compost

Post  steelrfan57 on 6/7/2012, 11:02 am

I just bought some black hen compost, and a little rain got in it, so i closed it up, and when i opened it there were flies in it and little fly worms, what do i do with this compost, I hate getting ride of this compost, it we not cheap? Thank you! pale No
steelrfan57
steelrfan57

Posts : 14
Join date : 2012-05-14
Location : Dunn,NC

Back to top Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty Re: flies in black hen compost

Post  llama momma on 6/7/2012, 11:18 am

It's OK! The natural life cycle. Go ahead and use it without worry. They'll fly away.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4892
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty flies in the black hen compost

Post  steelrfan57 on 6/7/2012, 11:27 am

what is the best way to store this compost, it is somewhat moist and and in clumps and some of it is dry. I bought some plastic totes to put it in, is this ok. Thanks for your reply llama momma Smile Very Happy
steelrfan57
steelrfan57

Posts : 14
Join date : 2012-05-14
Location : Dunn,NC

Back to top Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty Re: flies in black hen compost

Post  llama momma on 6/7/2012, 11:55 am

Your welcome. Totes are fine, I save big yellow containers of kitty litter to store my homemade compost in the garage or shed. In Mel's book I believe he mentions saving compost in large plastic bags. So you could store it in used mulch bags and any other store bought used compost bags, etc. And yes, moist is good, helps preserve the life of the biologicals in there. Here is another experience, I opened up a bag of 1 year old Scotts lightweight soil mix to use for flowers in my window boxes. It was stored in the garage and to my surprise it still had loads of red worms in it. Later I'll find out how the microscopic good guys do, since I just put up window boxes yesterday. But already the flowers look 100% better. At least for the short term all seems fine.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4892
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty black hen compost

Post  steelrfan57 on 6/7/2012, 12:17 pm

Thanks for the info llama momma!!! Wink
steelrfan57
steelrfan57

Posts : 14
Join date : 2012-05-14
Location : Dunn,NC

Back to top Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty 5 composts??

Post  steelrfan57 on 6/7/2012, 12:20 pm

I am new to this site and new to sfg, what are the 5 different compost mixes that Mel uses in the mix, I am having problems finding some, I have black cow, black hen, mushroom, having problems withe others, what are they and where can i find them????Thanks for any infor!!! :scratch:
steelrfan57
steelrfan57

Posts : 14
Join date : 2012-05-14
Location : Dunn,NC

Back to top Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty Re: flies in black hen compost

Post  walshevak on 6/7/2012, 1:01 pm

Steelrfan57

Over in the Wilmington area I found a compost called Dr. Campbells at the Farmers Supply. Also Moo-nure from either Lowes or Home Depot. I thought I saw one by Scotts that was humus and turkey litter. Worm castings are available at an organic place that specializes in Hydroponics. See if there is such a place in your area. Go out into the woods and dig down under some hardwood trees. The leafmold below the leaves and above the hard dirt is a natural good compost. Do you have turkey farms in your area. If so, see if they have a pile of shed cleanings. (this might need further composting, but could be a great start for your own compost pile.)
Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4368
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 76
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

flies in black hen compost Empty Re: flies in black hen compost

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum