maggots-black-soldier-fly-larvae-in-bokashi-compost

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Sunshine asked 3 weeks ago

the fermentation process in the bokashi bucket was successful. I buried it using a trench method in my raised bed. Covered about 4\” soil on top. In 2 weeks I discovered that there are a lot of maggots (Black soldier fly larvae) there. No earthworms. How can I get rid of them. They are so disgusting. I want earthworms.

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Nicki Casley Staff answered 3 weeks ago

The black soldier fly maggots are actually beneficial for the composting process and will help to break down the pre-compost. The maggots will disappear with time (when they have exhausted their food supply). Earthworm populations will take a while to increase (it takes 2-3 months for hatchling worms to reach maturity). In the meantime, the maggots won’t do any harm to the earthworms.

Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have.
the Bokashi Living team

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