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Manure is organic material that is used as a fertilizer. Manure can be from animals, plants ("green manure"), or compost.

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effect of cow dung ash (mostly focused on just ash) for plants as compare to rotted manure?

i use to mix the ash with manure or jut mix it with water and use it directly on the plant soil . i am little concern as some time as soil dries it become hardy . i want to know how well i can use it(...
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increase degradation of cow dung in order to convert it into ready to use manure?

Contex : some of the articles and papers says to mix curd water (I am aware about most of the western part use pasteurized milk but in India it is very easy to get milk in natural form) with the dried ...
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How concerned should I be about herbicides in compost horse manure?

I just filled most of my raised beds with locally sourced composted horse manure. When I was looking for straw mulch I started reading a bunch of horror stories about aminopyralid contamination in hay ...
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advice after applying pigeon manure

I have created 4 new raised beds in my allotment today and filled them with soil, my aim is to transplant established (4 years old) rhubarb plants into one from the pots they are in and use the other ...
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Adding 10 cm of cow manure to my orchard in summer without hurting trees

I have bought an orchard recently which has 42 apples 26 walnuts and 27 and some other trees. I know that no fertilizer has been added to soil for at least 2 years. I have read that adding 10cm of ...
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How to use fresh goat manure for growing vegetables?

I have few bags of fresh goat manure I'd like to use to feed my vegetables in raised beds and in ground, but I was warned not to use it fresh i.e. directly on plants. Searching on similar questions ...
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how different manures perform in a garden

I was just thinking, how do different manures from animals perform in a garden? Since each animal has different digestive systems and different meals I would think the manure is very different, say ...
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Is manure from farm animals acceptable for organic gardening?

I've done a little brainstorming about organic gardening, and came to conclusion that your garden stops being organic the moment you add manure in it. I am not some animal protector enthusiast or ...
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Plants that can live on raw chicken manure

Are there any plants or trees that can live directly on soil that has fresh chicken manure?
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Will applying twenty year old cow manure hurt my vegetable garden?

I'm cleaning out my barn. It's old cow manure that's been in there for 20 years. I put a bunch of it on the garden, which has clay soil. I'm growing tomatoes, peppers and onions. Will this hurt my ...
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Is cow dung really bad for potted houseplants? (There are videos in the question.)

Disclaimer: This question might be off-topic or weird. This question is not to hurt anyone's feelings or to disrespect opinions and knowledge of any person or user here. I do remember asking this ...
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Is manure bad for potted plants? Why?

Why manure is considered bad or risky for potted plants while they are considered good for plants on ground? If they are risky or bad, why do the nursery sell them?
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How can I treat nutrient burnt basil seedlings?

I grow basil plants from seed. They're approximately 1 month old. I gave them a little pigeon manure, and I think I burnt them. How can I normalize the soil and plant? Thanks.
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Is it okay to grow root vegetables in soil enriched by manure?

I have a few raised beds where I grow vegetables every year (organically). Vegetables I grow include root vegetables (carrots, beets), leafy (kale, lettuce), tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, etc. Every ...
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Vermicompost cockroaches

I have a nice garden which I have made using vermicompost. Plus I have used cow dung manure. I get a lot of flying cockroaches in that. How to get rid of this.
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Life of steer manure

I bought some steer manure from Home Depot last year. It came in bags. I was not able to use it last year and the bags are unopened so am wondering if I can use it this year. I stored it outdoors and ...
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Is it safe to put animal manure on vermicompost?

I've searched already regarding this topic, it seeem that in this question the OP is not using worms. In this article it states that Don’t feed the worms pet waste or any “hot” manure. “Hot” ...
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Can I mix cow & chicken manure?

Is there any disadvantage of mixing both? Will it add more value? I am planning to first dilute them in water and then apply in my veggie garden. I purchased these as bagged composted chicken and cow ...
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What is the best time to apply manure to a vegetable garden?

I know that this question is very much vegetable-dependent, and I am aware that certain vegetables (as brassicacae in general, and root vegetables as well) do not like manure, others can be grown on a ...
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Can I water indoor fruit trees with aquarium water?

I have kiwi, lemon, orange, mandarin and avocado trees, grown from seed from normal fruit which I have eaten. I also have an aquarium with turtle. I've treated aquarium water with ReptoSafe and ...
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How fast does human manure turn into compost?

I want to try turning human manure (humanure) into compost. How much time does it take to become compost? Or how much time it takes the compost to become humus, ready to be used as a fertilizer? ...
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Is it OK to use human waste or spent cat litter for fertilizing edibles?

Is it OK to use human waste or spent cat litter directly into the soil where you grow fruits and vegetables?
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What is the difference between pure horse manure and bedding manure?

I can easily get my hands on horse manure from bedding locally. I might be able to collect the pure one with a little bit of patience (I don't need large quantities). I'm wondering whether I should ...
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How do I avoid overfilling raised beds if I'm adding substantial manure annually?

I've got some freshly constructed raised beds and I've filled them with a lovely load of well rotted horse manure. The manure is so nice to work with, so rich and friable and easy to weed, that next ...
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How do I keep Grackle's from pooping on my lawn?

Below is what I think is grackle poop on my lawn. (It might not be but I haven't seen any other animals there except desert cottontail rabbits and I know what their poop looks like.) How can I prevent ...
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Strange things in my purchased manure / algae / compost-mix - unusable?

Three months ago I bought an (20kg pack) organic compost mix of (horse-)manure/algae/compost. In addition it states "naturally moist". I used some part of it and I put it, loosely closed, in a dry but ...
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Composting Equine Pine and Rabbit Manure

My wife raises show rabbits, and about a year ago we switched to stacking cages with trays instead of hanging cages. (We switched to an insulted building in order to run an AC window unit due to heat ...
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Is it possible to do my own extensive soil/organic matter testing?

I've read the posts on soil testing, and I realize it's cheap and widely available through local universities, etc. Question: Is it possible to do my own soil testing? Are there some compounds that ...
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Safe to use Chicken Manure in my compost?

I was talking to someone about adding chicken manure to my compost and they said that I shouldn't do it because it's dangerous. I had assumed that as long as I let is compost for 6 months to a year ...
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Will composted cow manure harm vegetables?

We've had a mild winter here, and I'm going to plant out the broccoli (currently under lamps in the garage) this weekend. First time I've grown it and it seems to be doing well but obviously too big ...
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Adding horse manure that has a lot of wood shavings to my compost?

If I am going to add horse manure that has a lot of wood shavings to my compost should I do anything special to make sure everything decomposes well?
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Can kitchen waste be used as manure?

Can kitchen wastes (like potato peels, onion skins, orange rinds, egg shells, tea inside tea bags etc) be used as manure? If so, how to use them?  Right now, I'm just dumping them in soil, which I ...
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What's the best way to utilise chicken manure?

We have a few chickens. They produce a small but steady supply of manure. As I understand it chicken manure is an excellent fertiliser. What's the optimum way to utilise it in the garden? Is it best ...
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What is the functional difference between cow manure and sheep manure?

I know that they come from different sources, but is there a reason to prefer one over the other? Are they appropriate for different tasks?
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Should I mix chicken manure in with my bonsai soil mix?

I've heard it mentioned before that Japanese people use chicken manure in their bonsai soil mix. Is this a good idea? If so, what quantities should I be mixing in to the soil?
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Why is it a problem to use manure as a fertilizing amendment over the long term?

I had my soil tested last fall. As part of the submission I checked the box that said I use manure as a soil amendment / fertilizer. In the results from the lab, they included a note that said that ...
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What actually occurs for manure to become considered "well-rotted"?

I know that you shouldn't use raw manure on plants because it's bad for them, but I don't understand why. I know you should stack manure before using it (i.e. literally stack it into a big cone), and ...
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Why are we instructed not to use manure before planting carrots?

It's said that we shouldn't use manure when preparing ground intended for carrots. Is it that carrots don't thrive on manure, or is it that they fork and splinter too much? What about other roots? ...
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