I have a truck load of alpaca manure, it's not real fresh. Can I plant my vegetables directly in it or do I need to mix it in to the soil. I'm planting 25 gallon containers. I've heard alpaca is very mild but great for vegetables.
Lucky you! Alpaca manure is great for the garden and does not need a composted before use.
This article will help you.
I planted a deep planter with good soil and steer manure. Nothing seems to be gowing very well or at all. Any suggestions?
Did you compost this manure first? Sometimes adding fresh manure over a certain amount will burn the plants. I would add dolomitic lime to help cancel out a little of the effect from the high amounts of nitrogen. I would be careful, and only add well composted manure to your soil. If you want to avoid the composting process, then rabbit manure can be used directly into the soil.
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?
Please see page 3 "Using Manure Safely". Wash and cook your herbs and vegetables.
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.
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
compared to rabbit poop
This website will offer quite a bit of information on this subject: https://alpacasofmontana.com/pages/animal-manure-comparison
How do u cure the manure please is it composted manure u use for the manure teabag please
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.
I have an average size garden with both shrub and flower beds
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