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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:32 pm    Post subject: Free manure Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm just about ready to get my plot sorted for my Vegtable and herb garden. I have got a number for free manure from an equesteran centre, but i am just wondering would this be ok (total newbie), i heard it has to be well rotted before i could use. I will be rotavating it into the soil if that makes a difference.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Free manure Reply with quote

Bobo wrote:
Hi all,

I'm just about ready to get my plot sorted for my Vegtable and herb garden. I have got a number for free manure from an equesteran centre, but i am just wondering would this be ok (total newbie), i heard it has to be well rotted before i could use. I will be rotavating it into the soil if that makes a difference.

Thanks Again

Gareth


Yes it needs to be well rotted before i could use.

if it is well rotted it should have on smell.

How old is the manure ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are preparing your plot for next spring, then i don't see any harm, double digging now while the weather is fine would be a good, giving yourself plenty of time to do this back aching job and work slowly pulling all roots and large stones out of the soil. Filling the trench with a 50:50 mix of manure and soil and leave it for 6 months could even cover it with tarpolems to prevent new weeds coming up.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In light of the thread below it could be worth checking what herbicides might have ended up in the manure .....

Contaminated manure: http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2744&highlight=

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