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Am I going to burn my plants with my manure

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by hillbillygreen, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. hillbillygreen

    hillbillygreen In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2008
    Central Illinois
    I just mucked out the coop yesterday. It's their run which I lightly clean twice a year maintaining with a thin layer of pine shavings when it gets icky. I got into the back corners yesterday and since I figured it to be the most composted I used it around the base of my tomatoes, peppers and squash... but it smelled pretty ripe! I topped the smelly stuff with dried leaves to keep the smell down. I usually only add the deep litter stuff to my existing compost pile so now I'm worried it will be too strong. We're very dry here too.

    Should I take it off?


  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    I've been giving chicken "poo" to friends to use on gardens for years. Some say it is too strong, but it works great!
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