Well think I solved the mystery of why the fruit fly are so bad in my Veges this year. Was sitting surveying my hard work when I noticed a swarm of something on the nearby compost heap. Went and had a look and it seems I had created fruit fly heaven 10 feet from my tomatoes duh. No wonder they have been so bad, I've been calling every fruit fly in the area with the delicious smell of rotting fruit and Veges. I covered the whole thing with a bag of leaves I had lying around and they moved on but that's not really going to work long term as they weren't even my leaves so can't keep adding more.
I'm thinking I've got two choices, stop throwing food scraps in it and stick to garden waste, or build another one up in the chook run. Anyone compost in the chook run?
I compost right in my coop and it's lovely!
What you could do in your compost pile to avoid the fly issue is to bury your scraps each time you put them out there. The fruit flies really can't reach the food as long as it's buried.