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30 year old dry dung

31 January 2010 20:29:24
30 year old dry dung

30 year old dry dung

I am collecting 30 year old dry dung from an old disused cow shed in the field not far from me. It is very hard but when I drop it through the shredder it turns it into powder which I am spreading on the garden. Has anyone any thoughts on how beneficial this will be.


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fran m fran m 31 January 2010 20:33:59

Martin, not a clue. Good idea using the shredder though.


Rachel Rachel 31 January 2010 20:36:04

I don't know. It would be well rotted but would it not be like lower levels of soil which are less nutritious because they have not had any plant matter added to them for years? I suggest you Ask Gerry.


spider spider 31 January 2010 22:15:51

I don-t think it will do any harm. In that harden state it can be used as a fuel in the fire...the only thing is that I don-t think the smell would be worth it as a cheap fuel


Myrtle Myrtle 31 January 2010 22:41:58

Cant do any harm, I would think it might be of some good.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 01 February 2010 11:31:03

Definitely well rotted and if it was wet would be pure black soil, cann't do any harm but possibly lost it's nutrition. Let us know if it makes a difference.


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