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Bagged leaves

Posted by thornythicketranch 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 26, 13 at 16:22

Greetings,
I have been offered about a dozen bags of leaves that I thought would be good mixed with manure and soil but on opening a couple of them I found ants and lots of tiny (1/4 inch) never seen before, black worm like insects. I have no idea what they are or if they are harmless to my garden. The bagged leaves are from the NW Austin area. When I opened the bags they got busy moving, maybe they are larva I don't know but do I want the bags of leaves?
I should have taken pictures I know :-(
Thank you for any help.


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RE: Bagged leaves

The leaves are fine. Mix them with green stuff like grass clippings. The heat will make the critters scatter. They are decomposers and naturally live in leaf litter.


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RE: Bagged leaves

The leaves are fine. Mix them with green stuff like grass clippings. The heat will make the critters scatter. They are decomposers and naturally live in leaf litter.


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RE: Bagged leaves

Thank you Susanzone5 I hope that isn't scatter as in scatter and go eat my plants lol. I have mixed some of the bags with manure and will compost them for a while. Thank you for your help.


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