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horse manure

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TLWR, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Useful for any gardening type stuff?

    Neighbor's horse seems to have decided to visit us again last night and left us a pile at the corner of the house and next to the gate by the garage. Lots o poop again. And since I'll be in the garden again tomorrow, figured I'd see if it is useful if I rake it in after I'm done planting.
     
  2. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    You'd be better off putting it in your compost pile for using next year. Right now it is to fresh and would burn your plants. Otherwise it is a very good fertilizer. Do you neighbors know that their horse it loose?
     
  3. babyblue2

    babyblue2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It needs to be very well composted, other wise you 1 run the risk of burning the plants and 2 there are tons of seeds in it and you will get massive amounts of weeds. When we have a bare patch we don't seed, we graB a wheelbarrow off the pile and spread the poo/shavings mixture and in a week there's grass.
     
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been my experience that fresh horse manure does not burn plants. This is all we use in our garden. I would have zero qualms about putting something in a freshly mucked out pile. Manure is GREAT for your garden, especially for heavy feeding crops like corn or squash. It produces a lovely loam for root crops as well. I have a picture on my page of our harvest from 2010. Totally take advantage of it!! [​IMG]
     
  5. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I compost mine and pull from the oldest part of the compost area each spring. My veggie garden goes NUTS. It's equal to chicken compost IMHO.
     

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