Raised beds

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  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would 50 litre of aged horse manure mixed into a raised bed be ok or is it to much bed is 6x3
    And is it ok to mix it 1-2 month before planting
    Cheers Phil
     
  2. lazy gardener

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    Yes. If it's well composted. No visible horse buns. How old is it? Plant nitrogen loving crops in there and they should do well.
     
  3. politicalcenter

    politicalcenter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure to test any horse manure or horse manure compost before putting it in your garden beds. A lot of it has persistant herbicides in it and will destroy tomatoes and many other broadleaf plants such as green beans. Take a pot with no compost in it and plant a couple green bean seeds in it. Then plant some in a pot with some horse manure in it. If the one with the manure has deformed leaves your compost is poison. BEWARE!!!!!!
     
  4. lazy gardener

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    Good to know. I've not brought any manure in for years, but a good test none-the-less. One could also use the test when buying hay or straw for mulch. But, again, I only buy from a farmer who I know. And every season, I question him re: what's been applied to his fields.
     
  5. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one I get is already baged from the shop/store so it should be ok
    Cheers Phil
     
  6. politicalcenter

    politicalcenter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just love manure and I get it from 2 different places. One has picloram...but the other is testing fine so far. I use the " bad stuff" on my pasture. The other stuff may go on the garden but I am still getting goat manure and chicken manure from my place. Most will be composted for my fall garden.
     
  7. lazy gardener

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  8. politicalcenter

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    Ah yes, black gold. I also suffer manure envy.
     
  9. lazy gardener

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    Hubby shared a quote from the internet the other day. A doctor asks his patient: "Do you or any of your family members suffer from mental illness?" The patient pondered the question for a bit, then replied, "NO, we rather enjoy it!"
     
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  10. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you have to check chicken manure/compost too?

    I have heard you can't use "hot" manure straight from the pen because the nitrogen will burn the plants? That is has to sit for 6 months to 1 year first? But what about a pile of old pine shavings/manure, veggie scraps, etc. That had been sitting like a year or more? I have added veggies, egg shells, some more poop etc. To the top but the bottom is old/compost. Do you think it's safe?
     

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