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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,022
    holsdad1 said:
    Thanks very much guys, so if the stems look ok and with being fresh manure cook them good, should be ok.
    yup
    Devon.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,389
    yup too :)
    Bet they'll taste great
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,050
    You shouldn't use fresh manure,it's too acidic. Should be a year old.
  • holsdad1holsdad1 Posts: 41
    Thanks, is dog urine on the grass clippings ok to use, it may happen sometimes?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,389
    Oh yes - no problems there.
    My lawn is in a terrible state thanks to 20+ years of dog wee.
    Still makes good compost though - with a little extra nitrogen from the dog wee :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • holsdad1holsdad1 Posts: 41
    Great, thanks very much.
  • WhiterotWhiterot Posts: 26
    I would not touch horse manure there is too many nettles in it. We had 2 loads of well rotted farmyard ( cattle ) manure delivered last November. Put both loads in the bin at the top end of the allotment and kept it well covered. I have used some on my early potatoes this last few weeks and it is the best that I have ever had. Some fellow allotment growers have it delivered November time spread it out and then dig it in straight away.  By the time it comes to setting it has lost all its goodness but each to his own.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    Whiterot said:
    I would not touch horse manure there is too many nettles in it. 
    Really? 
    The manure isn't gathered from a field. It's from stabled animals, who aren't normally fed nettles....
    If you have nettles growing, it's because they've seeded into what is a nice medium for them to grow in. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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