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#1 Jordan9682 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2014 - 08:31 PM

How much manure is too much when it comes to where I'm gonna plant peas? I was thinking of putting about 3/4". Is that too much, not enough, just right?

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 07:07 AM

what type? cow ...chicken...or pig?
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Posted April 29, 2014 - 09:09 AM

Cow manure

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Unless it is AGED............DONT DO IT


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 01:36 PM

another thought.....a little goes a long way.
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Posted April 29, 2014 - 09:58 PM

Yeah, I figured they couldn't take much if any because they don't like a whole lot of nitrogen. How about potatoes?

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Potatoes will get scabby if they get too much nitrogen. Using manure should be put in the fall before so it can decay and dissipate a bit. Use it very sparingly if applying it this spring. Peas are a legume and will fix some nitrogen while growing.
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Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:09 AM

What about using 3-4 yr aged horse manure?  Will the beans and the rest of the garden benifit from it? 


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:58 AM

The best thing that you can do is get a Soil Analysis and then you will know exactly where you stand.......


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 04:00 PM

Do peas like poo....what to do!   I have no idea really, as I have never grown peas in my life.  Like Robert said, a soil analysis is best, even though I've never tested my garden soil.


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Posted April 30, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Peas , like all legumes help fix nitrogen into the soil . If the soil is in bad condition already try another plot that has been used with success . A little experience here with birdsfoot trefoil . Fun stuff .   Not a gardener here . My wife is .


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Posted May 01, 2014 - 10:58 AM

If the poop is aged you can till it in to help fluff the soil before planting. One thing that I have done with great success is to plant carrots in with the peas .when the peas are done the carrots are just getting going. I carefully get rid of the peas and fencing and let the carrots finish off. Got a killer crop of each...
Found horse poop not very good nutrient wise, but mixing 3 year old horse poop with chicky poo that was a year old made some seriously insaine soil/ compost .. Chick poo when fresh will burn anything it touches ... So it needs some time to compost.
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Posted May 01, 2014 - 05:58 PM

How about carrots? I'm assuming they wouldn't need a whole lot? If any...

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 03:27 AM

Carrots are like the peas they benifate from lower nitrogen . too much and they get scabby and hairy. No chicky poo for them!! Or 'taters.
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Posted May 02, 2014 - 08:40 AM

 I use 1/3 to 1/2  of a 3 pound coffee can  with 46-0-0 urea   and then another 1/3 to 1/2   of a coffee can with a mixture of 18-46-0 and 0-0-60  plus a touch of elemental sulfer.    my soil test are very good.    and my 15 x 25 garden feeds us all summer last year I had Broccoli heads the size of dinner plates and colliflower the  same way .  My carrots and taters were the best ever.  The reason that I use commercial fertilizer is that I have acces to it at work.   That said a little fertilizer goes a long way. 


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