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17/11/2013 at 07:02

I was successful this season with growing young salad veg in a new veg trig. I have now discovered vine weevil in the compost. Will they die over winter and not return or will I need to get rid of all the compost and get new compost.  If I get rid of the compost should I take it to the tip and not use it anywhere else?.

17/11/2013 at 08:23

I would get a big sheet of plastic or a tarpaulin and spread it out then spread the compost out on that and let the birds get at it - they'll eat the vine weevils for you.  Then you can use the compost as a mulch on the borders.

I always use fresh compost each year for growing veg in a container.  

In something larger like a raised bed I have a mixture of topsoil and well-rotted FYM and each year I top it up with more FYM.

27/05/2014 at 12:19

I have just emptied some containers with pansies in and have found the compost crawling with vine weevils.  I was going to start a new thread then found Dove had already given the answer I was looking for.  Many thanks - off to find a large sheet of plastic

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