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Q.Will using manure instead of compost in my potting soil harm my plant?

Zone Zone 6. I live about 70 miles SE of St. Louis, MO, near Chester, IL. | loves tomatoes added on June 6, 2014 | Answered

I am attempting to grow a cherry tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket. The recipe calls for equal portions of perlite, compost, and peat moss. When I mixed the ingredients together, I used equal portions of perlite, sphagnum peat moss, manure, and a slightly smaller portion of organic potting soil. Will this mix harm my tomato plant? Will adding peat moss as a mulch help? What should I do, if anything? Thank you!

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Answered on June 8, 2014

Fresh manure is considered to be to strong to be used on plants in a garden; using it in a container is going to magnify its dangers. Here are a couple of articles on how to use manure safely: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/manures/the-benefits-of-manure-in-your-garden.htm

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