Compost search is over!

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    justmeandmyplants
    Greenhorn

    After a few weeks of looking for compost around neighboring cities, we found a farm selling animal manure 37kms away thanks to internet! Got at least 200kgs spread out in the entire garden. Happy as well as the plants but tired now  😎 Hands to wash and off to the fridge for snacks!  😉

     

    #489
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    Bea
    Greenhorn

    😯 Doesn’t it smell? I always use compost from leaves and other plants for this reason.

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    justmeandmyplants
    Greenhorn

    No, not all. It’s already dry so it just smells like compost from plants. Technically the manure we bought is from cows’ poo so it’s also from plants. 😉 Worth a try if you have animals. We live in the city with a small garden so we can’t even have chickens.

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    Fatzo
    Fatzo
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    That cow manure is really the tops. We put it in our tomato bed and even in scorching heat it was still moist and cool about half a foot deep. We got great tomatoes that year but overdid the watering and they split 🙁

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    Freeda
    Greenhorn

    We’ve experienced putting manure, just be careful to spread thin layer like 2-3 inches. This keeps fermentation from taking place so as not to burn the plants. Some plants are also sensitive to too much fertilizer especially the small ones and newly sprouts. Just a kind advice from someone who had burnt plants on the first attempt of using animal manure.

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    Bea
    Greenhorn

    It’s good to know that it doesn’t smell as long as it’s dry. We don’t have animals either. It can be something to try in the future if there’s available but for the meantime we’ll stay with plant compost. We still have second batch almost ready.

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