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Old 06-10-2009, 08:30 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Thank you Jaxson you are always so helpful. I will work on the compost bin before the summer is over. And maybe I'll pick up some lettuce seeds.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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Lisa, the best animal pooh is the cow pooh... but it's best for your plants if it's aged. If it's green, it's too rich and could/will be apt to burn or kill off your plants.

You can build one of the contraptions Jaxson mentioned and fill it with poop.

The other thing you could do this season to improve your soil mix in your beds is to make a manure wash. Just take a bucket or a plastic trash can and fill it about one third with poop. Add water to within 2" of the top. Stir it up good with a big stick or broom handle... then spread on your plants. They will LOVE you for this!!!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:51 AM
Status: "The weather is beautiful:)" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Lisa, the best animal pooh is the cow pooh... but it's best for your plants if it's aged. If it's green, it's too rich and could/will be apt to burn or kill off your plants.

You can build one of the contraptions Jaxson mentioned and fill it with poop.

The other thing you could do this season to improve your soil mix in your beds is to make a manure wash. Just take a bucket or a plastic trash can and fill it about one third with poop. Add water to within 2" of the top. Stir it up good with a big stick or broom handle... then spread on your plants. They will LOVE you for this!!!

Ha, ha CM you made my morning. How lovely and I haven't even had my coffee yet, lol. Yes I have plenty of manure plops all over the property so I will definitely put it to good use.

For the manure wash does the manure also need to be green? Looks like I need to start shoveling some sh**, lol.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Ha, ha CM you made my morning. How lovely and I haven't even had my coffee yet, lol. Yes I have plenty of manure plops all over the property so I will definitely put it to good use.

For the manure wash does the manure also need to be green? Looks like I need to start shoveling some sh**, lol.
Just mosey over to some of the other forums...you'll find plenty of it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Tellico Plains TN
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Best garden poop is Rabbit. I use it on everything from lettuce to my tropical hybrid Brugmansia flowers.








No curing needed just toss it on. I have a friend in Cleveland TN that raises and shows wabbits . she sells the poop by the bucket or truckload ;-)

Sorry .............. no pics of my veggies
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Reckon it depends on what you were raised with and what you are partial to. I would rather have horse manure first, cow second.

sienna nice rabbit poop pictures though.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Tellico Plains TN
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Reckon it depends on what you were raised with and what you are partial to. I would rather have horse manure first, cow second.

sienna nice rabbit poop pictures though.
I is veeeery familiar with pasture apples ( horsie poo) ................
We have raised and shown AQHA reg American Quarter Horses since '63 .

Free horse manure is nice but must be well composted/aged first as it tends to way overdo the N. factor so you get an abundance of lush foliage but fewer tomatoes which to me is a waste of the growing season ~unless~ you supplement to balance it out against the N.

So I give away my manure and go shovel some wabbit poo at local 4-H'ers. Weird , huh ?...........

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh , last years 'maters *drool .......... *


BTW, I do raised bed gardening , I plant in large blocks eliminating pathways waste of space and water
Beds sre 4 ft wide and however long I want. No framing ,just form the beds with ye' good ol dirt rake ................
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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I find the cow poop to be just the right nutrient mix where sometimes the horse poop doesn't have as much 'oomph'. Rabbit poop is good, but it's not readily available to me like cow poop is! lol And cow poop has such a good smell to it! roflmao!!!

YOUNGLISA.... you can plant your lettuce seeds right up through late August to ensure a good continual crop. Careful in the hottest heat of the summer to keep your eye on them as they will 'bolt' (grow and want to go to seed) almost overnight in the worst heat of the summer. You will be a convert to fresh lettuce and the endless varieties! Check Johnny's seeds on google as a good veggie seed source.... also pinetree garden seeds... both in Maine...
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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I've always considered chicken manure the best. Horse manure is too weedy because they can't break down the seeds. All manure should be aged so that the bad bacterias can die.

I just found this website that compares different manures. Manure Matters: How Manures Measure Up
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:37 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I've always considered chicken manure the best. Horse manure is too weedy because they can't break down the seeds. All manure should be aged so that the bad bacterias can die.

I just found this website that compares different manures. Manure Matters: How Manures Measure Up
I'm glad you mentioned chicken manure. I have a funny tale on that subject. For years, my 86 yr old dad has been planting some tomatoes and a few other things in a co-op garden near town. He and the owner of the garden have a friend who has some chicken houses contracted out to a chicken processing plant near there. They asked him for maybe 3 five gallons buckets of cured manure so they could have some ready when they needed it. Friend said sure! I'll leave it over there for you! Boy did he leave it! Those 3 five gallon buckets ended up being half a farm truck load! Daddy said they had enough manure to cover that whole garden! lol They started giving it away pretty quick!
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