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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:58 PM

Well my garden is pretty heavy dirt so i cant get in a hurry to get on it. But i did get to put some manure on it to work in when i get ready to plow. Do you all use synthetic fertelizer or natural? Im just curious. Im not an organic nut or anything but id rather use natural in the garden anyway.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Natural for me, either home made compost or cow dung well rotted, horse dung for the roses.. an old pair of womens tights filled with manure and left in a water butt for a few days make a good liquid feed, stinks a bit but works well.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:42 PM

We use horse manure that we get for free from a stable a couple of mile away.  The stable is on a sandy knoll, which is a nice bonus for our clay-based soil.   


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:57 PM

You need to talk to Daniel,  He is the resident Fung dung fling er in these parts!


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Pig manure break down and is absorbed the fastest !!!



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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:13 PM

I use mostly cow manure, and stall bedding.  I also add spoiled corn silage to add humous.  Best to let the manure or other waste compost before putting on/in the garden though, as during the breaking down process, it actually uses up nitrogen.  When I compost, I try to add a little nitrogen to aid in the compost process.  


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:08 PM

I like to use compost from the mushroom houses. It seems to loosen the soil and the peas love it. I only add that every couple of years. Usually I put on leaves in the fall and during the summer I cover between the rows with grass clippings. Keeps the paths from getting muddy while I am picking.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 07:31 AM

I mow over the leaves in the Fall with the bagger on my tractor, then run the partially shredded leaves through the shredder section of my Troy-Bilt. What comes out is like brown gold. That gets spread on the garden and tilled in before snow flies. 

 

We have a compost pile from the kitchen waste, that goes right to the garden as well. 

 

We have also hauled in manure from the local dairy farm and tilled that in. 

 

The garden has come a long way since our neighbor let us take it over several years ago. In the second picture, my wife is mulching the garlic we planted last Fall. 

 

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 07:38 AM

Cow poop!

 

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:23 AM

Leaves, manure, grass clippings...whatever I can get. I like to put it on in the early fall so it breaks down in the late fall and early spring, then I work it in before planting.  If I lived in a climate where I could grow a winter cover crop to bind nitrogen, I'd do that too. Things don't grow very well at minus 20 though.

 

This year I'm going to try compost tea...pretty much what Sam suggested, but with air bubbled in with a fish bubbler and molasses added because the microbes love complex sugar and coffee grounds for nitrogen.  Also, half-empty beer that get left around and forgotten are supposed to be good. We'll see.

 

Synthetic fertilizers are a lot like crack for your plants...a relatively short burst of growth that leaves plants and earth debilitated when gone. Then you need more.  It's just like the cycle of addiction.

 

I won't be doing anything if this snow doesn't melt soon though.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 03:56 AM

 Nothin' like fresh chicky poop to make your neighbors more friendly :poke:  :watch_over_fence:  :firejumper:  :bigrofl: Man that stuff STINKS !!



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 06:06 AM

I let mine break down to point where it just smells like goodness. I put a truckload down the other day. I've got a loader to load it but unload by hand.

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:37 AM

I let mine break down to point where it just smells like goodness. I put a truckload down the other day. I've got a loader to load it but unload by hand.

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You should find an old dump truck. They are the ultimate gardening tool.



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:11 AM

I personally would prefer a dump trailer.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 04:54 PM

 Nothin' like fresh chicky poop to make your neighbors more friendly :poke:  :watch_over_fence:  :firejumper:  :bigrofl: Man that stuff STINKS !!

My cow poo compost pile sure stopped the dude on that side of my property stop talking to me..  I wish i did that sooner  :smilewink:


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