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Horse Manure & Weeds

I have easy access to free Manure from local stables, but fear the weeds this brings in will wipe out the benefits of the manure.

Would longer storage before use help .... but if so, for how long ?

And might I just multiply the weeds ?

Or is there a better low cost fertilizer with less risk ?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,688

    give it 6 months and it'll be perfect

  • spider7spider7 Posts: 11

    You are getting what the horses have eaten, might get some good plants from it.

    Just let it rot down, if weeds persist, cover with black polythene.

  • I don't know what you think is going to be present in the manure.    In truth though people often talk about weeds being in the dung, truth be told they're ordinarily not there at all because they're not ordinarily passed through like that.

    Rather weeds can't resist good fertile soil ... or any soil.

    If you compost the manure for say 3 months then there'll be nothing in it anyway.

    I've posted about horse manure here:

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