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moldy compost

Posted by Dani0025 4 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 19, 13 at 16:44

So for lack of better judgement I tossed some cooked rice into the compost. Its now all white and furry. Should I just scoop out the moldy bits or is my compost toast?


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RE: moldy compost

  • Posted by TXEB 9a (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 19, 13 at 17:15

Actinobacteria (aka actinomycetes) - very, very good thing to have in a compost pile.


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It's decomposing. That's what compost does. No worries!


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I was only worried because I tossed the rice directly on top and that was the only moldy thing lol.
I ended up just mixing it all together, and everything seems ok. I was half expecting to come out the next morning to find the entire thing a big ol ball of fuzzy mold. It was fine though =)
Sorry for the probably dumb question, still kind of new at this.
Thanks for your responses!


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Cooked or uncooked rice is fine for a compost pile as long as it doesn't have oils or meat in it.


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Perhaps this link might be of some use.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composting Tutorial


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Don't fret. Just get a yard fork and turn it under. It will take care of itself after that. Various molds are pretty normal in a compost pile - business as usual.


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I did end up mixing it up, its in a rubbermaid bin so I put the top on it and tipped it around a bit. Today (7/23) and there was no mold to be found =)
Its good news to hear that its ok to have some mold in there


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