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What fertilizer substitutes for manure?

Started 1370536118.597 in In the Garden | Last reply 1370549504.03 by misspammie

My neighbors have fabulous vegetables, tomatoes rhubarb, you name it. They own horses and use aged horse manure in huge quantities. I just can't bring myself to handle this stuff. What are the numbers on the bag I need to approximate manure?

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JustJazzmom1370543273.60729849 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!

Can you get composted manure in bags from say Home Depot?

Milorganite which is treated sewer sludge says on the bag its 5-2-0

Nitrogen 5%, Phosporus 2%, Potassium 0%

Usually organic products are low in nitrogen and feed the microbes in the soil which then feed the plants -- instead of synthetic fertilizers which are much higher in nitrogen and feed the plants.

☼The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. GBShaw☼

MrsLorraine1370545670.23995 PostsRegistered 7/5/2012

There's nothng better than rotted morse manure! I have a friend who had a horse pasture in the vacant lot next to her house and she'd let people rent it out and pasture their horses. So one day I came over and we gathered up all the horse apples we could and I took them home and, when the time was right, fertilized all my plants. Yowee! The stuff if really effective.

But you don't just dump "fresh from the horse" manure; it's much too "hot". You have to compost it and I don't know the ins and outs of that. But you could search the net for yourself. Good luck!

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Last edited on 6/6/2013

misspammie1370545752.00312809 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia

I'm also

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

misspammie1370545800.58312809 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia
On 6/6/2013 misspammie said:

I'm also YEA for the horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

MrsLorraine1370545840.7733995 PostsRegistered 7/5/2012

you're also too...what? misspammie

misspammie1370549504.0312809 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia
On 6/6/2013 MrsLorraine said:

you're also too...what? misspammie

i'd mentioned elsewhere,l ms. lorraine,,,,,this computer just shut off now and then in the midst of MY wonderous comments, sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

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