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Post  SherrieLou on 5/3/2012, 3:35 pm

Planting my last box and found mold and tiny bugs in the compost I mixed up last week (mixture of 5 store bought) is it safe or do I need to throw it all away. Don't want to risk ruining my whole bed. Should I scrape mold off the top?

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Post  cheyannarach on 5/3/2012, 3:39 pm

It's still safe to use, you can scrape it off or spray with a hydrogen peroxide/water mix. I have used a quart spray bottle filled with water and a couple tablespoons of hp! Very Happy

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Post  SherrieLou on 5/3/2012, 3:42 pm

Thanks so much! i was in a total panic

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Post  cheyannarach on 5/3/2012, 3:53 pm

It happens, no worries! You're welcome.

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Post  camprn on 5/3/2012, 4:21 pm

I would just use it, when the sun hits it and the temp goes up and moisture goes down all will be well.

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Post  walshevak on 5/3/2012, 6:42 pm

Mine got moldy under the tarp waiting for the beds to be finished. I just opened it up, stirred it up and let the sunshine kill the mold. Things are growing good.

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Post  Turan on 5/3/2012, 11:46 pm

Mold means the compost is still alive. That is a good thing. Sunshine and fresh air will bring it back into balance.

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