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What are yellow balls in the soil?

These yellow balls of differing size and coloration look exactly like the egg sacs I find in my red wiggler worm compost bin.
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

Change Where You Plant: Each year, switch where you plant your veggies. This messes up bugs' plans because they're used to finding their favorite snacks in the same spot. Buddy Up Plants: Some plants ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

diatomaceous earth, found at many retail stores is safe and is used to rid insects with exoskeletons by scratching and drying the insect's body. It can even be used in the feed of some animals, it is ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

It depends on what types of bugs you want to kill, but beer works well for some bug species. You can place the beer in shallow containers, preferably glass. Shot glasses work well, especially if you ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

Apparently high-grade nuclear waste won't do it. https://www.sciencealert.com/tiny-worms-living-near-chernobyl-have-evolved-a-remarkable-new-talent & https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

You never, ever, want to kill your soil. This is basic Soil Management 101. If you want to keep your growing medium arthropod- and annelid-free, then build planters or raised beds that do not have ...
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What can you use in your soil to kill bugs before planting vegetables?

With some exceptions (cicadas - but these live off plants already in the soil) you likely don't want to get rid of bugs or insects in the soil before planting. When you study horticulture one of the ...
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How do I deter the honey-bees from my compost bin?

Taking the lid off quickly and running into the house has worked for me, but more bees may arrive in a few weeks. Some recommend leaving the lid off in spring and summer but this may invite rats or ...
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