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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Fresh horse droppings Reply with quote

My new next door neighbour whose land extends behind my property has 4 horses and has offered me the droppings which she picks daily from the field. So I'm just wondering should I just let this rot down in a corner with grass clipping occassionally mixing it up or should I also mix some straw thru it. The other thing I notice when just letting grass clippings in the corner, is it tends to become a bit slimy. Should I throw a cover over the new mix. Any help would be greately appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the problem with horse manure is it has a lot of weed seeds in it, because the horse digestive system is relative fast and does not kill the weed seeds.

Cow manure is better as it has less weed seeds as digestive system is slower and kill more weed seeds.

either cow or horse manure needs to be Well De-Composed.

straw is good to mix in with it. you need to keep the rain out.

when it is ready it should be odour free.

the horse manure could be added in to you garden compost.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Belfast, I better get busy building Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 Triple bin system


Wood 3-Bin Compost Unit how to make
http://www3.uwm.edu/Dept/shwec/publications/cabinet/factsheets/Wood3-BinCompostUnit.pdf

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http://www3.uwm.edu/Dept/shwec/publications/cabinet/html/compost/Bin%20Plans.htm

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