Horse Manure mixed with sawdust.... Good organic nitrogen fertiliser required
Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:44 PM
I have added a load of manure to my poly tunnel for my hungary veg.
I have since realised the sawdust can leech the nitrogen and cause problems.
one solution is a nitrogen based fertiliser but are there any organic options.
Has anyone used horse manure with sawdust mix?
Its only on top of soil at present so i can remove some manure if required, was going to mix it all together early april.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:52 PM
My bolt hole Grow a pair and you could be Jesus
Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:57 PM
Yep i usually do.
Thats nice to know, i think i have before just possibly not in such large quantity as this year.
you could try dried blood fast acting or hooth & horn slower release
both should be available from b&q or try your local allotments and save ££££
Are they high in N then?
Think i will just skim a little off re bag and use as mulch and mix in whats left.
Seems least risk idea and get all the goodness eventually and some mulch.\
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:09 PM
i went to a local stables and got lots of it for my veg i put it everywhere and to this day im still fighting stingy nettles that i never had twitch grass that i never had and a whole host of other weeds THAT I NEVER HAD.
my advice is stay away from horse poo
well rotted cow and of course well matured/weatherd chicken pooh as about the best mixed with sawdust.
i have my own chickens and ducks and i use it but you realy must weather it to wash the amonia out of it.
just my opinion
Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:52 PM
Haven't had many unwanted plants growing, mostly just the fucking dandelions and the occasional potato that never quite rotted away in the compost.