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Manure for the garden?

Posted by thingsetc | April 15, 2010 03:32am | Viewed 584 times | 1 replies | Last replied by MariaBBB on April 16, 2010 06:45am

What is the best kind of manure for the garden?


April 16, 2010 06:45am

Cattle, horse or swine manures containing straw are the best. Cattle and pig manure contains 5 to 10 pounds of nitrogen per ton. Poultry and sheep manure have higher levels of nitrogen and may supply more nitrogen than needed early in the season. Whatever manure is used, don't apply fresh manure to the garden before planting. It is preferable to compost the manure for about a year before using. It may also be plowed under in late summer for planting a garden the following spring.

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