Roach eggs in bokashi

Adina asked 2 months ago

I found roach eggs in some of my plants soil and, before I knew what they were, I added them with the soil to the container where I put the mixed soil and fermented scraps (the container is then sealed and put aside until the compost is ready). My question is: will those eggs hatch in my bokashi mix? Should I just throw the whole thing away or wait it out?

Nicki Casley Staff replied 4 months ago

Its most likely that some or all of these eggs will hatch. Once the bokashi food waste is fermented and taken outside of the bokashi bin, it becomes a food source for soil ecology. There is nothing in it that will destroy eggs or seeds by that point.

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