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Should my compost have mold?
Last Updated: 1st February, 2020
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Beside this, why has my compost gone white?
White fungus in compost bins is a common sight when actinomycetes are present. The presence of fungi in composting can be a bad thing and indicate improper balance of bacterial agents but actinomycetes in manure compost and other organic material indicates successful decomposition of tough fibrous items.
does compost go bad? The short answer is that composted organic matter does not go bad unless you store it improperly. It does, however, continue to break down, and that's completely normal. Though it comes neatly bundled, bulk compost in a BigYellowBag doesn't have an expiration date stamped on the packaging.
Similarly one may ask, is mold good for soil?
A white mold growing over the surface of houseplant potting soil is usually a harmless saprophytic fungus. Overwatering the plant, poor drainage, and old or contaminated potting soil encourage saprophytic fungus, which feeds on the decaying organic matter in soggy soil.
Can I put moldy food in my compost?
It is not recommended to add moldy food to the compost pile just anywhere. Add moldy foods to the center of the compost pile and on top of brown, dried material like hay, leaves or grass clippings. This is useful because the center of the pile heats up more quickly, meaning your moldy food will decompose more quickly.