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Old 08-05-2006, 02:52 AM posted to aus.gardens
Terry Collins
 
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Default Compost +curl grubs = AAAAGGHHH!!!

M wrote:
G'day All,

Usual story... black-bin-type compost bin; works pretty well; occasional
appearance of a curl grub. Easy fixed - just pick it out and throw it to
the magpies.


Italian neighbour claims that lime kills them. You might try adding
that. They are in plague proportions in the soil and compost this year
in SW Sydney.numerous enough to eat up all the broad bean crop as it
sprouted. So we are currently doing the lime trick to see it that clears
them off.