Comments on: How we make compost in 3 days http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 01 May 2015 10:57:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Lisa Miller http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1235640 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:11:23 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1235640 My ‘bugs’ love a lot of the things you’re not supposed to put much of in a traditional compost pile. Onions, garlic, lots of grapefruit peels, they love it. Our bin smells like grapefruit peels right now, certainly a lovely way for so-called ‘garbage’ to smell 😉 I add the bones from our 24-hour stock, they are soft enough to crush with your fingers and they’re gone in a couple of days. I add small amounts of grease when we have any with no problems, too.

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By: Lisa Miller http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1235638 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:06:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1235638 Don’t do it, BSFs don’t like any kind of evergreen needles, carbonaceous material or other stiff, stickery leaves. Just give them your kitchen rubbish and they will thrive.

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By: Natalie http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1100246 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:49:06 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1100246 I accidentally ended up with a BSF infestation, too. I put rotting birdseed in my red wiggler bin. The ammonia smell attracted flies (unbeknownst to me) & I had larvae within a couple of days. At first I was mortified, but after researching what they were, I was so excited. I have been using this composting mood for a while now, & the red wigglers are gone, We have very little waste as a family, due to recycling & composting. I have even gotten a few of my neighbors excited about it. They all brought their rotten Halloween pumpkins to my bin. It is amazing how quickly these creatures devour everything. I wish composting with BSF was more of a common practice. The world would be a much better place for it.

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By: Kylie http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1098937 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:14:19 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1098937 This is really helpful! I just checked my compost bin and found it’s of larvae, did a search, and found your post. We don’t have chickens but there are plenty of birds around and I’m hoping they’ll feast on the larvae if I spread the compost into our raised beds. We have cedar leaves/needles that I’ll spread on top instead of straw since it’s free :)

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By: Inch by Inch | No Poster Girl http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1098751 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:53:28 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1098751 […] The compost bin became host to a massive colony of soldier fly larvae. (Some people do it this way on purpose, (warning: grody bugs at that link) but it was not my speed. […]

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By: payday loans http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1096621 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:00:32 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1096621 lovely jubbly fantastic thanks so much

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By: Rusty http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1090910 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:07:03 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1090910 I am also a bit of a composting nut mixing cut grass with uncooked kitchen waste (are you sure cooked waste can be added, my main concern is it may attract vermin).

I also collect fallen leaves at the season end and this turns into rich leaf mold something you cannot buy here, the downside is that it can take up to three years to fully break down.

One question, do you add citrus peel and alliums (Garlic/onions) to your compost heap, I once read that these should not be included, what do you think.

Regards

Russ

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By: Making 3-Day Compost with Black Soldier Fly Larvae – Steamy Kitchen | Easy Worm Farm http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1089469 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:53:04 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1089469 […] Link: Making 3-Day Compost with Black Soldier Fly Larvae – Steamy Kitchen […]

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By: Michelle http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1088715 Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:26:47 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1088715 My mom found this article and passed it along to me. You have answered so many of my questions! I had the same experience with my compost last year, all of the redworms that I had added disappeared only to be replaced by these larvae. I had no idea if they were good or bad, but I did know that our new chickens loved them! I am still in the beginning stages of keeping chickens, composting, and growing some of our own food. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks!

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By: Of Worms and Flies « Affad Shaikh http://steamykitchen.com/21602-make-3-day-compost-black-soldier-fly-larvae.html/comment-page-1#comment-1087106 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:52:25 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=21602#comment-1087106 […] aerobic and vermicomposting- that uses the larvae of soldier flies.  Yeh, go check it for yourself here at steamy kitchen. Rate this:Shaikh the world:ShareDiggPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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