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Q.My Husband & I Are At Odds About Commercial Manure On Our New Above Ground Veggie Garden. I See Clumps Of Cow Poop (although It Ha

Zone Shelbyville ky | Anonymous added on May 18, 2021 | Answered

d to be a bull cause it’s huge!), still green inside. I don’t think it was fully composted. Can we still plant our veggies? What if I create a thick layer of mulch above to prevent contamination? I thought newspaper topped with grass clippings. We have a 4×8 plot, and plan on planting green beans & cucumbers vertically on each end, corn down the middle, 2 eggplants, yellow squash, & sweet peppers. Rest of the space will have herbs here & there. Please help me because he’s a farmer’s son and insisted that fresh cow poop won’t hurt anyone.

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Answered on May 20, 2021

It can contain harmful bacteria. Here are the ins and outs of fresh manure as fertilizer:


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