stable manure

fons jaspers asked 13 years ago

I have 2 – 3 year old stable manure. Can I use that just like bagged compost from the shop for seeding, pot-planting etc. or is it too strong/good/…?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Horse amnure is not one of the fichest fertilizers but it is still too rich to be used on its own, unless perhaps a large proportion of wood chips or straw were contianed in it.

Well-rotted horse manure can be used for potting, mixed 1:3 with ordinary soil as it tends to be quite rich.

It would be too rich for seed sowing and likely to cause seedlings to be too soft.