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What sort of insects are these?

You've created a drone fly nursery! These are the rat tailed larvae of drone flies - they love stagnant, contaminated water, specially if its got faeces or manure or rotting organic material in it, ...
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What is actively aerated compost tea?

There are a number of theoretical benefits of Actively Aerated Compost Tea (ACT) over compost tea "brewed" simply by steeping compost in water. - however it is important to note there are a number of ...
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My home made compost produces leachate which smells a bit and is mixed with soil underneath, can i use that soil?

As the link you provided indicates, the compost materials being added are generally too wet and the excess water cannot be eliminated by the normal fermentation process. The result is an anaerobic ...
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What is "Compost Tea" good for?

Compost is created when bacteria and fungi break down the organic material, so when you have a finished batch of compost, you have a huge amount of these soil microbes. From reading "Teaming with ...
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