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Anne Miller Staff asked 11 years ago

Would Sheep muck mixed with my own compost be suitable for growing veg in my tunnel over the winter

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Sheep manure, like any other farmyard manure, needs to be rotted down before use. In a tunnel, fresh manure can produce ammonia and scorch young plants. Leave it to rot down for a year and then dig it into the soil, a layer of 5cm is enough or it can make plants too vigorous.

It can be mixed with garden compost, but better with some soil, as it would be likely to be too rich and make large leafy, soft vegetables. 

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