oung plants. Like garden is cuttings tht are now a foot high. How often should I water the plants with tea?
It is important to keep in mind that as a tea and foliar spray, the guano does not provide much nutrient content. When used in this fashion it is used for its microbial content. With this being said, you can do this once per month.
If you want to use the guano for its nutrient content, you will want to compost it and apply it as a top dress. If using fresh, be sure to test a very small amount to avoid burning plants with it.
Here is an article for more information:
Should we add compost, manure /fertiliser in pots with potting mix?
This depends on the plant in question and the nutreitn content of the potting mix of your choice.
Be sure to test soil for nutrient contents, or refer to the back of the bag of soil for nutrient content.
These articles will help:
I am making container garden out of ibc totes. We have a pile that is about 2 years old of sheep manure, straw etc. that we've cleaned out of our barn. We plan on layering rock with drain tile, sheep compost,then soil. Is it safe to use the sheep manure mixture in our vegetable garden?
Yes, it's perfectly fine. Here's an article:
This article tells about the different manures and their benefits. Cow and horse manure are similar in nutrients but horse manure takes longer to compost.
I started two large raised beds and the gentleman at the nursery told me to just add back to nature (1/2 manure compost and 1/2 cotton burr compost) my vegetable plants are wilting. What do I do?
I think the first thing to do would be to call the gentleman and ask him how to remedy this. There is obviously too much of one thing or another that the plants are getting too much of. Compost is only meant to be added to the soil, not to dominate your soil. It should make up 20%, at most.
I would lightly work in some topsoil or packaged raised bed soil. You could even lift out some of the compost between the plants.
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 4x8 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.
It can contain harmful bacteria. Here are the ins and outs of fresh manure as fertilizer:
We are building raised beds for shrubs and plants and would like to put in manure and top soil. Any advice on ratio of manure to top soil.
I see 30 to 40 pounds of composted manure for every 100 square feet of soil in several extension publications. Also you can spread 1 to 3 inches on top of the soil and work in about 6 inches. Here are more recommendations: