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Blended farmyard manure

I was on the verge of buying some bags of manure this morning but saw 'peat' on the bag. Would peat be included in bags of manure? Also, why don't they specify which orifices within the farmyard have supplied the manure?
East Lancs


  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Some companies sell bs, for sure. "Blended". A weasel word.
  • I know peat bedding was used for poultry back in the 1950 but I thought its use had ceased many years ago .... does anyone know anything about this?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,249
    I would have thought it'd be easier to ask someone in the shop/GC that was selling it.
    Or if you know the brand name you could google it.

    I've bought blended farmyard manure plenty of times and it's a mix of manure from various farm animals. I guess they don't give a breakdown which animals it comes from so that they can vary the mix according to whichever varieties of manure they can get hold of at the time.
    I also buy poultry manure which I've always found to be straw-based
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 2,893
    Unfortunately, the answer in the GC wasn't very informative or convincing @Pete.8

    The company's website doesn't supply any more specific details of what might be in the mix. If they listed the possible sources, that might help. They might have hundreds of cats in their farmyard for all I know :o 

    The peat they use is "harvested from our own managed peat reserves, which are not designated sites of scenic or scientific interest."

    I'm sure it's good stuff and all that but I'll give it a miss.
    East Lancs
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,249
    From what you say I don't think you'll be missing much @Biglad
    I've bought Levington's Farmyard manure which was OK but had a lot of wood shavings, but not bought it for some years now.
    I buy a bulk load from CPA Horticulture and I've been pleased with several different types of manure they sell
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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