Horse manure on gardens question

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  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so I just spread some (fresh) horse manure on our garden and flower beds and I was wondering if it would be okay so sew some seeds now or do I have to wait until the manure ages. I didn't think I could plant anything until may, but my local paper said its okay to plant some things now, well I want to plant! What do you guys think? Is it okay to sew some seeds?
     
  2. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    You should always use well rotted manure on gardens and flowerbed as fresh will burn your plants...I dont believe seeds would servive fresh manure...I may be wrong
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    You need to work it into the soil and let it rot some first.
     
  4. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always use aged horse manure in my garden. It's a great fertilizer! And of course, with seven horses, we always have plenty![​IMG]
     
  5. Butterball

    Butterball Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreeing with the others, "fresh" manure is not good on plants. Aged manure that is more dry and broken down is the usual.
     
  6. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tilled it in, how long should I wait until it won't be too hot?
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    You could always make your rows and get some dirt, fill in the rows, and then plant the seeds. By the time they sprout and grow, they manure should be old enough. Doesnt take long for manure to break down.
     
  8. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd wait at least a couple of weeks - fresh manure is too acidic and has too much heat - your seeds or new plants won't survive in fresh poo.
     
  9. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby uses horse manure in our garden. We have had beautiful veggies using it every year. He made a soupy mix on sunday and used it to mound over the potato plants that he started a few weeks ago. I know he uses the tractor to till it in. Doesn't take long for it to dry up so you should be safe by the time the seeds sprout up.
     
  10. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right on! Thanks guys I knew you guys would know!
     

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