worms in plant

Helen Dineen asked 9 years ago

I was refreshing the compost in my outdoor pot plants when I came across these worms. Are they cause for concern as they seem to be in every pot.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Those look like the larvae of mushroom flies, usually a sign of over-wet compost. Allow the surface of compost to dry out a little between waterings. They can damage seedlings but cause little or no harm to established plants.