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What are the white eggs in my compost heap?

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PurpleRibbons Sun 17-Apr-16 21:37:45

Found about hundreds of little white eggs on the top of the compost heap today. What are they? I suspect slugs or snails in which case what shall I do when the buggers hatch? We have a big slug problem as it is and they come in the house <shudder>.
The compost heap seems to have got very wet, it is like a mass of decaying wet veg with a lot of worms, any chance we're going to get any decent compost out of it??

NicknameUsed Sun 17-Apr-16 21:39:46


Get rid.

WilentSitness Sun 17-Apr-16 21:41:33

'yes slugs. Plastic bag and bin.

Are you putting enough brown things - leaves, cardboard, paper etc. on your compost?

PurpleRibbons Sun 17-Apr-16 21:44:53

Normally we would but we've been a bit slack over the last few months and I think the rain has got in too. I hate slugs sad

DoreenLethal Sun 17-Apr-16 21:47:42

Slugs eggs.

But do not put leaves in the compost. Shredded paper, cardboard yes. Leaves no.

PurpleRibbons Sun 17-Apr-16 21:54:03

I've just found out that DH has mixed it all up with a garden fork so he will have mixed the eggs into it. The thought if it is making my skin crawl. Is there anything I can do??

DoreenLethal Sun 17-Apr-16 21:55:27

Not really, unless you want to pick them all out. Hopefully he may have crushed a fair few whilst doing it.

PurpleRibbons Sun 17-Apr-16 22:22:42

I might make him do it more vigorously to make sure!

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