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  • Can I use meat scraps in my garden?

    Created by allwin on

    I bought a new rose plant and planted it with a little waste meat in the soil as fertilizer to help it along, but now roots maggots are in the soil. Is it good or bad? If bad, how do I solve the problem.

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello –

    The problem with using meat and other table scraps as fertilizer is that it will attract all kinds of pest animals and insects to your garden. In this case, I think the maggots are harmless and not attacking your rose plant. They are simply feeding on — and breaking down — the high nitrogen treat you left for them.

    Hope it helps!

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