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DE and composting

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Radine, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Radine

    Radine In the Brooder

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    Can you use DE in your liter if you plan on using the liter in your compost? Won't the DE harm the worms and things you need for a good garden? If it does, and I can't use DE, what would you suggest as an alternative for parasite control? Thanks Ray
     
  2. bluie

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  3. spatcher

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    Food grade DE does not harm earthworms. It will control other bugs in the compost however.
     
  4. Radine

    Radine In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to order some DE today.[​IMG]
     

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