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What Vegetables Grow Best in Nitrogen-Rich Manure

Anonymous added on March 3, 2011 | Answered

We've just dug in some chicken manure (mixed with sawdust, which has been sitting awhile) into a raised bed, and wondered which vegetables would be best in the nitrogen-rich soil.

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Answered on March 4, 2011

The best kinds of vegetables to grow in nitrogen rich soil are vegetables that are grown for their leaves. Nitrogen encourages leaves to grow and suppresses root and flower growth. Vegetables like spinach, lettuce and greens are great.

If you want to plant something else there, I would recommend adding phosphorus to balance out the nitrogen.

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