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Fresh Horse manure

I have just been given 20 sacks of fairly fresh Horse manure.
1)  If I store it in an old compost bin. Should I put some plastic on the bottom
     to stop the moisture leeching out.
2)  Should I mix it with anything such as Grass Clipping etc 

I do not intend using it until the Spring Time.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,135
    I would just stack it in a quiet corner of the garden to rot down. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,544
    edited August 2020
    adding grass clippings might make it a bit slimy. If you know a tree surgeon , adding wood chippings would be good.
    Manure is high in Nitrogen, as are grass clippings, Wood chippings are high in carbon, so they're better . If you can layer it up, lasagne style, that's perfect
  • Thanks Both that is good advice.
    And my wife loves Lasagne. She can Help !!!!
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