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Poo in the garden - WOW

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kudzu vine, May 15, 2011.

  1. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Songster

    Oct 4, 2008
    Olive Branch MS
    I throw straw under my roost. The house has a concrete slab. So once a week or so, I rake the wet poo/straw to the side and add new straw. When dry, I gather up and put in feed bags for my garden. Since straw/hay is hard to decompose, this year I've spread straw/poo all around my plants. Wow - everything is taking off, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, etc. and the straw keeps the weeds down. I'll be replenishing around each plant as the rain dissolves. No more composting for me as long as my garden thrives doing it this way.

    Janet from Mississippi

  2. gertiie

    gertiie Songster

    Apr 18, 2011
    Warsaw, Indiana
    This is awesome I am glad you posted this ! I am excited to see how my garden and flower beds do with this new fertilizer I will be growing !
  3. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] I also work the chicken yard stuff into my veggie/flower beds. Over time I'll have something better than good ol Florida sand.
  4. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    I hadn't put out a garden for several years, but was going to this year, so I had been spreading what I cleaned out of the chicken house on the area I was going to put the garden.

    Well, it ends up, I'm gonna skip the garden this year again due to hindrance of not having it plowed in a timely manner and all the rain we had, but now also the need for a bunch of other different projects around here that are going to require my time, but that aside, the grass where I spread all that poo is outrageously green, lush, and tall. lol

    The difference in looking at the whole grassy area, where a little bit of hay has been cut the last few years, is striking. You can see exactly where the poo got spread. Everything grew like crazy. It's the greenest grass on the whole place. lol

    It's some good stuff for sure.
  5. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    You wont need to water or weed as much either as the bulk of the material(straw) is basically mulch. Oh the power of poultry poo, and a little mulch.
  6. Yetti

    Yetti Songster

    I have been putting the used pine shavings and poo on my asparagus plants. they are still just getting past the frost stages. I have about 3 shoots up out of 50+, we'll see how well it works.
  7. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chirping

    Apr 12, 2011
    we use all of our poo from the chickens, goats, burro, llama and rabbits in ours. rabbit doesnt burn the plant so it can be put on all through the summer. We like to put the other on in the spring till it in and let it set for a short time before planting. Really makes a big difference.

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just remember if it hasn't been aged over time, it will have super high nitrogen content and the green stalks/stems will shoot up but you may get little fruit on the plants. They'll look awesome, but that's all you may get on some, big green plants with no tomatoes (or whatever vegetable they are)
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Love chicken litter on our organic market gardens. A warning however. Be careful with fresh manure and ground plants such as lettuce, carrots, radishes, etc.
    Just a little thing called e-coli and its buddy, salmonella. To be safe, and I have to be safe to sell commercially, I cease all manure applications 30 days before planting.
  10. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    How long should it be aged before putting it on the garden?

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