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kindredspirit
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Dung. Reply with quote

Does anyone know which is the best dung or is there no difference really?

Horse dung.

Cow dung.

Pig dung.

Other dung.

When we were young, my father always used pig dung on his allotment. (We had bacon flavoured spuds. Very Happy ) No pig dung available locally now but I have a few 1 ton bags of horse manure in store around the corner.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

horse cow pig and others in that order.
horse manure is best if slightly rotted and is regarded as having the ability of giving off heat in it's decomposition process. Cow manure is a good general purpose manure and should be well rotted but under a year old. Pig manure should be well rotted and is regarded as having a severe burning effect as it rots. poultry manure should be nearly a year old when used and is regarded as being very high in Nitrogen. The value of their organic contribution is often underated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

Looks like I've got the best dung in stock then!

The reservation I would have about horse dung is that the large pellets look very fibrous and therefore I'm wondering would they cause lots of weeds?

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