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  • Manure question?

    Hi all,

    Without going into too many details, if a helpful person stuck manure wherever they found a bit of soil, what veg would you not plant into it straightaway and which veg would you plant?

    btw - it's loads!!!!!!! (sh**loads) pardon the french!

  • #2
    Glad to 'c' you managed to talk them round to changing your name!

    About the only veg I wouldn't plant in newly mucked land, thats asuming it's well rotted , is carrots, parsnips,salsify, Scorzon..whatachamacallit,....................that 's about it really?

    Just use it as a mulch if you have lots, it will save you digging it in and do a lot of good!

    PS Herbs and annual flowers don't like the soil too rich either!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper


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    • #3
      wot he said^^^^ i been reading soil books today, and it said that *nods*

      fink he been reading my book .....(though it didn't say about flowers cos it was about veggies
      Last edited by lynda66; 12-02-2009, 08:09 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Snadger View Post
        Glad to 'c' you managed to talk them round to changing your name!

        About the only veg I wouldn't plant in newly mucked land, thats asuming it's well rotted , is carrots, parsnips,salsify, Scorzon..whatachamacallit,....................that 's about it really?

        Just use it as a mulch if you have lots, it will save you digging it in and do a lot of good!

        PS Herbs and annual flowers don't like the soil too rich either!
        Thanks Snadger, it ain't well rotted, about 4" of it on top, what do I do without being rude to the person who put it there?

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        • #5
          bag it up and take it to my allotment?

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          • #6
            I was told add lime to achieve a pH of 6.5. and then the soil should be good for most things

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            • #7
              dont add lime and manure at the same time though ,they react badly
              don't be afraid to innovate and try new things
              remember.........only the dead fish go with the flow

              Another certified member of the Nutters club

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              • #8
                If the manure is fresh ... it might burn your plants.

                Get the Very Helpful Person to bag it all up and put it on the compost heap where it should be!
                All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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                • #9
                  I am agreeing with the Snadge. Last year I had one of my raised beds that I filled to the brim with horse manure, not more than a couple of months old. I left it for another month or so to rot down a bit, chucked some soil on the top, only an inch or so, and then used it.
                  I grew brassica's in it, as well as toms.
                  I wouldnt put carrots/parsnips in it, as they fork, but even that isnt a huge issue if you arent going to put them on show. They are just difficult to peel and prepare for eating.
                  There will be some that dont like it, as TS said, it its too fresh it may well scorch the leaves, but even if its only a couple of months old, the real heat will have gone out of it.
                  Bob Leponge
                  Life's disappointments are so much harder to take if you don't know any swear words.

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