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Old 01-10-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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I had a duplex ten years ago with just patches of grass and noticed that it began to grow after the dogs pooped all over it; actually became very lush within a year or two. So now in my new home I will be attempting to grow some vegetables this year in a 10' by10' space in my backyard. I also have an akita which gives out ALOT of poop. So I am wondering can I blend this poop into the soil of humus and manure which was recently laid.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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nope

you have to properly compost it first

raw dog poop in the garden is no good, in fact you shouldn't leave it anywhere
you should keep it in check by removing it or composting it properly
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:45 AM
 
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nope

you have to properly compost it first

raw dog poop in the garden is no good, in fact you shouldn't leave it anywhere
you should keep it in check by removing it or composting it properly
Thanks for the tip on the poop How do you compost it?
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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From what I've always heard, you should not compost animal feces with the intent of fertilizing food crops.

Interestingly, our dogs have pooped all over my perrenial gardens for years, and it did more damage than good. But here's some links to the dangers of composting dog feces:

Compost your pet's waste | GreenYour.com

Pet waste often contains dangerous pathogens that can cause serious diseases and the average garden compost pile or composter does not reach high enough temperatures to reliably kill them. Therefore, it is best to compost your pet's waste underground and not risk using it as fertilizer or plant bedding. Pet waste should never be added to compost that is intended for fertilizing vegetables or other edible plants.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf985919.tip.html
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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From what I've always heard, you should not compost animal feces with the intent of fertilizing food crops.

Interestingly, our dogs have pooped all over my perrenial gardens for years, and it did more damage than good. But here's some links to the dangers of composting dog feces:

Compost your pet's waste | GreenYour.com

Pet waste often contains dangerous pathogens that can cause serious diseases and the average garden compost pile or composter does not reach high enough temperatures to reliably kill them. Therefore, it is best to compost your pet's waste underground and not risk using it as fertilizer or plant bedding. Pet waste should never be added to compost that is intended for fertilizing vegetables or other edible plants.

Is Dog Poop Bad For a Vegetable Garden?

Great attw3! I'll just purchase a doggie dooley and place in the ground.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I took a plastic trash can, poked holes on it and buried it. Along those same lines.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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rjl78 or anyone who can help...
And what happens after you put the poop in it. Do worm get attracted to it and make their way in the can? I would love to try to do something like this but I don't understand how the process work.

Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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Add a cup or so septic system enzyme and a gallon of water. That aids in the decomposition.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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just to be clear, i would not use soil pulled from a composter that included dog waste for a vegetable garden, but i might use it for other soil amendments away from the garden area if it was a small part of what i was composting.

i'm no expert, and i've not read up on it, but folks who don't want to add to the "landfill problems" do compost dog waste -- i'd search it up, i'm sure there are folks out there who've figured it out
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Add a cup or so septic system enzyme and a gallon of water. That aids in the decomposition.
I was about to ask the same question!
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