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South Glamorgan, United Kingdom Gb

my home made compost has lots of black ants in it, can I still use it?



Yes - ants don't harm plants, but they might give you a nip if you disturb a nest in the compost, so break it open and run away for a little while, lol!

5 Aug, 2010


Certainly, the ants will in fact be helping the composting process, keeping it well aerated, slowly breaking down the plant material and encouraging beneficial fungi. Having said that ants will not tolerate damp conditions, so they are also a sign that you composter might be a little on the dry side.

5 Aug, 2010

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