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12/05/2013 at 19:45

I took some lovely well rotted compost out of my bin last week to plant my seed potatoes in and it was full of ants! Any suggestions please as to whether its usable compost? E. G. can I treat it with ant powder......AJB

12/05/2013 at 20:10

I'd use the compost, but I wouldnt want ant powder anywhere near any vegetable plants.

Ants nesting in/invading compost bins are a sign that the compost is too dry- try watering the contents. J.

12/05/2013 at 20:22

oh ok, Thanks Jo

12/05/2013 at 22:10

Stir it up and water it - they'll leave in search for somewhere warm, dry and undisturbed 

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