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Can i add manure to this plot?


 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Can i add manure to this plot? Reply with quote

guy's can i add manure(well rotted) to a plot that will hold.

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Leeks,spring,onion,lettuce,pakchoi,tomato,cucumber,courgette,squash,watercress,salad leaves...and a selection of herbs???
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm planning on doing just that - doesnt answer your question but you're not alone! I'm sure the veggies will appreciate the nutrients!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply. I assume its fine to add manure to all plots at this time adding except where roots(carrots) will be grown?!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's any help, I obtained a huge, free load of fresh cow muck this time last year straight out of the farmyard which allowed me to cover my plot to a depth of about 3 inches all over.

Despite being as 'green' as grass, I've had a bumper year of everything bar, as you say, carrots which have failed miserably.

I must admit I work on the principle that 'beggars can't be choosers' so, if I get a chance, I don't let it pass but, equally, Mother Nature seems fairly competent and she receives manure at its very freshest so it can't be all bad?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Can i add manure to this plot? Reply with quote

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guy's can i add manure(well rotted) to a plot that will hold.

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Leeks,spring,onion,lettuce,pakchoi,tomato,cucumber,courgette,squash,watercress,salad leaves...and a selection of herbs???


No problem with that.
For long term feeding of those crops, every 10m2 of growing area should have one wheelbarrow load of well-rotted homemade compost or farmyard animal manure spread over its surface sometime during the autumn/early winter before planting/sowing.
Dig this in to a spades depth all over the proposed growing area to enrich it for your crop.
Whilst digging, remove any stones and other obstacles that might obstruct roots.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Adding Compost to Carrot Plot..is it ok?? Reply with quote

Is it ok to add organic vegetable growing compost to a plot for carrots only? I know you cant add manure..but i assume compost is fine? thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Adding Compost to Carrot Plot..is it ok?? Reply with quote

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Is it ok to add organic vegetable growing compost to a plot for carrots only? I know you cant add manure..but i assume compost is fine? thanks


This is the shop bought variety, right?
If it is it should no longer be "hot", and so be perfect for using with carrots.
Carrots fork when their primary tap root is damaged as it grows.
Transplanting, hitting rocks, and hitting "hot" or fresh manure are the primary causes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey james..thanks for the quick reply..yes it is shop bought variety..very light stuff indeed..i'll add it tomorrow weather permitting.
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