need some understanding some ‘visitors’ to my open pile compost in the backyard. we live in southern california.
my 3-year olds ‘new friends’ are best described as GRUBS – the big kind that you would expect to see on some ‘Survivor’ episode….seriously, some are as big as a grown woman’s finger…
they seem to be doing a great job with the compost – very rich and gorgeous…can’t wait to use it! but there are SOOO many of them! since i don’t know exactly what they are thriving on, i tend to be cautious about putting them around my flowers….specifcally the ‘bulb’ types. i end up picking them out – or my son does!
questions – will they hurt my garden? do i need to pick them out and leave them in the compost? and honestly….if i do pick them out, what other animal would like them…if you know what i mean?
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.