Horse manure

I have just started a small cutting bed and we have covered it on horse manure. I am not intending to plant out my newly potted dahlias until may. I realise now this may not be the best way to fertilise the soil. Will it still be OK to dig it over and leave for 4-6 weeks and safely plant dahlias or are they likely to rot?

Appreciate any tips thanks

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,662

    Hi Carolyn- was the manure well rotted when you put it on? It's only an issue if it's  fresh and you want to plant into it right away. image

    It can take a few months to rot down properly. 

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