[Market-farming] composting questions

Allan Balliett igg at igg.com
Wed Jul 21 23:18:02 EDT 2004


>2. I've noticed that the flies have found the pile.  Is there anything I
>can (or should) do about this?  My guess is that any eggs laid will fail
>becuase of the heat.  I'm wanting to be as organic as I can, which means
>I'd rather not be spraying stuff on it or anything like that.  Fly traps
>seem to attract more flies than they repel, so that's out, too.  I'm
>hoping that the flies are doing some kind of important job to the pile
>(just like the bacteria inside).

IN my experience, once the compost pile is truly 'composting,' the 
flies disappear. Sometimes this takes days and sometimes, with a good 
compost starter applied, it can simply take hours.  -Alla



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