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Too late to add/dig in manure?

I have not added/dug in manure last autumn/winter as I still have kale and early sprouting broccoli growing in my vegetable patch. I am hoping to grow some french beans, courgettes and sweetcorn next. (I will start growing them indoors|)Can I add the manure once kale/broccoli have finished? Or best just to stick to adding a general fertiliser before planting out the young plants? 


  • ColinAColinA Posts: 370
    I always take out a hole/trench and put manure in before back filling and then planting with all my veg, It holds moisture when dry weather sets in and needs less water
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,947
    Is it seasoned manure.. or fresh?  If it's over a year old and crumbly with no smell, I would just spread it around on top and fork it in.  As ColinA suggests, a trench will work even better.. it just depends on how much digging you want to do.  :)
    Utah, USA.
  • thank you very much
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