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How to use Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure as mulch for berries etc?

Hi all

I have been using Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure as a mulch around my new fruit trees, and as a general soil conditioner ready for planting veg.  

I also have some raspberries, wineberries, and other similar berries and wondered if it is ok to use these kinds of products as mulches here too?  I guess I was worried about whether it might damage the stems or leaves of the existing plants/and or the new canes as they start to come through.  

Here's a link to the product:

http://www.gardenhealth.com/product/grosure-farmyard-manure

Many thanks

Max

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Max, I've been using it for several years both as a mulch and mixed into the soil when planting and have had no negative effects. In fact I put down a two inch layer over my raspberry patch last winter and they came through it fine. It is already well rotted when supplied;  Most problems concerning manure use are due to using it 'raw' so to speak.

    Last edited: 30 May 2016 11:58:24

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,106

    I have also been using for a couple of years, and not found any plants that dont like it.  Its a good product.

  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518

    and 3 for a tenner at Wickes too - where I get it from.

  • January ManJanuary Man Posts: 212

    Great - thanks for the replies and re-assurances.  I'll get on with it tomorrow.  I guess I'll just have to be very careful when putting it down so as not to harm any plants/canes that are just starting to come through.  

    Cheers  :)

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