Top Questions About Manure Fertilizer

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Questions About Manure Fertilizer

Asked by
Maynardmadsen on
June 21, 2018
Camdenton, Missouri 65020

Q. Is it safe to use sheep manure that has not been composted?

Hello I was able to get some sheep manure from a farmer, some was from last fall some was from earlier this year. Being a noob gardener I didn’t compost the manure and mixed it with top soil, mushroom compost, peer moss, and vermiculite and filled my raised bed. I now have herbs, tomatoes, and peppers growing in my garden bed. Is t safe to eat my produce this year?

Answered by
drtreelove on
June 22, 2018
A.

Please see page 3 "Using Manure Safely". Wash and cook your herbs and vegetables.

https://my.extension.illinois.edu/documents/1722091307090709/Fertilizing%20with%20Manure1.pdf

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 27, 2019

Q. Chicken Manure

Hi!
Yesterday I decided to prepare our raised veggie patch and plant some seedlings. (haven’t planted in a while because of Australian hot weather).

I have absolutely no experience with gardens.

We went to a garden centre and got 25L of organic composted chicken manure, 25L of organic mushroom compost, 25L of organic compost, and 3 x 25L of organic soil. We turned all of it into the existing soil and planted everything immediately. Our bed is about 4 square meters.

This morning I noticed 2 of the seedlings have died and my father in law said I’ve made a mistake and everything will die because I added to much manure and compost!

I’m so devastated and am note sure what I need to do to fix this. Should I take all of the seedlings out and add more soil?

You’re advised would be sooo appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 27, 2019
Certified Expert
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He is, absolutely, correct. You will want to use the manure and compst somewhat sparingly. You will need to restart after you add more potting soil, or topsoil. You may also want to add dolomitic lime to correct the pH, and balance out some of the acidity of the manure.

This article will give you information on building the proper soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-importance-of-soil-for-an-organic-garden.htm

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Asked by
teacher1951 on
March 17, 2019
Strawberry Ar 72469
Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 17, 2019
Certified Expert
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This website will offer quite a bit of information on this subject: https://alpacasofmontana.com/pages/animal-manure-comparison

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Asked by
Idealsfor on
June 15, 2019
Abuja

Q. You said the manure should be cured before making a tea bag manure,

How do u cure the manure please is it composted manure u use for the manure teabag please

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 16, 2019
Certified Expert
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As long as it is composted, then it is cured already. It will be safe to use as is. Fresh manure should be avoided for use as tea.

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Asked by
Nobby274 on
July 23, 2019
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Q. Which plants & shrubs benefit from Chicken Manure?

I have an average size garden with both shrub and flower beds

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 23, 2019
Certified Expert
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There aren't too many plants that can't use it. Blueberries come to mind.

The problem comes with trying to use it fresh. This must be well composted, then tested a small amount at a time in order to know whether or not it will burn your plants.

This article will help you to use chicken manure properly in your garden: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/manures/chicken-manure-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 23, 2019

Q. fresh and seasoned horse manure around plants and trees

I’ve read that fresh manure is high in iron. I also have seasoned, which looks like dirt (thanks to worms in it). Can it be used in gardens? tree saplings, fruit trees, flower beds?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 24, 2019
Certified Expert
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I actually recommend it to be seasoned beforehand. This will help to make sure that it doesn't burn your plants, as it can with many. If worms are consuming it, then you can bet that it is much better quality than fresh. I think you will be better off using what you have

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Asked by
claire.marg.decker on
August 27, 2019
St. Charles MO 63301

Q. A source of straw, hay and manure certified free of herbicides like GRAZON for veg garden?

I don’t want to ruin my garden

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 27, 2019
Certified Expert
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We do not recommend specific places to buy products. I would check on your local resources, as they will have a good idea of where to get things like that.

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