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Dung v. Manure



  • Should have made it clear,it is from a small horse. So I guess it`s o.k. to use but would benefit

    from stacking for a while before spreading.Thanks everyone.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,963

    Horse manure should always be left to rot before using or it can burn the plant roots. Use it when it is dark and crumbly and doesn't smell.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Lyn yes my uncle was a smallholder & he used to have a swill round. He collected lots from local hotels & restaurants  too as he was in Selsdon Surrey on the outskirts of Croydon. Mind you they suffered episodes of swine fever etc so that's probably why it's banned now.

    We used manure from his pigs & chickens on our allotments, grew fantastic crops too, but it was stacked for at least a year beforehand.

    AB Still learning

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    People used to collect dog poo to use in curing leather.

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • FireFire Posts: 17,116

    pigs, chickens, ducks and goats will pretty much eat anything.

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