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Postby flight control » Sat May 03, 2014 6:02 pm

My dad's neighbor has horses, and therefore piles of horse manure of various ages. One of the piles is even covered with grass, must be some good stuff.

My question is, can you guys think of a reason why I couldn't fill this thing
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With that stuff and grow strawberries out of it? He said I could take whatever I wanted, as long as I don't bring any of it back, and it seems like a shame to buy potting soil when I can get composted horse manure for free.
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Postby rebelp74 » Sat May 03, 2014 6:14 pm

Nothing to it but to do it
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Postby The Duck Hammer » Sat May 03, 2014 6:27 pm

You might burn then up or create an inhospitable growing environment. Horse manure is high in phosphorus content, I believe, and some plants cannot grow in it. Guy I know destroyed his garden by over adding horse manure to it.
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Postby capt1972 » Sat May 03, 2014 6:34 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:You might burn then up or create an inhospitable growing environment. Horse manure is high in phosphorus content, I believe, and some plants cannot grow in it. Guy I know destroyed his garden by over adding horse manure to it.

I use year old cow **** in my garden for what its worth. I rake it out over the top before planting. I do know too much is bad so you might want to mix it with soil.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby flight control » Sat May 03, 2014 6:39 pm

capt1972 wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:You might burn then up or create an inhospitable growing environment. Horse manure is high in phosphorus content, I believe, and some plants cannot grow in it. Guy I know destroyed his garden by over adding horse manure to it.

I use year old cow **** in my garden for what its worth. I rake it out over the top before planting. I do know too much is bad so you might want to mix it with soil.

I might try small scale at first. I was thinking since the pile I planed on getting it from was covered in grass it might be plenty "cool" to plant in. Thanks for the input guys
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Re: Horse manure

Postby aunt betty » Sat May 03, 2014 6:39 pm

BAT GUANO man.....
High quality ****. ;)

But seriously why not just buy some potting soil?
I use a little every year for starting my tomatoes, peppers, and flowers but this year it just dawned on me that I have compost.

The reason the "grass" is growing on the pile of horse **** is because horses are fed grain or hay and don't digest it all.

That's also a good reason to not use horse ****...the 'volunteer' grain/grass that grows in your garden.
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Postby rebelp74 » Sat May 03, 2014 6:51 pm

Rabbit **** is seriously legit
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Re: Horse manure

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Sat May 03, 2014 7:10 pm

rebelp74 wrote:Rabbit **** is seriously legit

Human feces is also legit
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Re: Horse manure

Postby capt1972 » Sat May 03, 2014 7:12 pm

FlintRiverFowler wrote:
rebelp74 wrote:Rabbit **** is seriously legit

Human feces is also legit

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Re: Horse manure

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Sat May 03, 2014 7:12 pm

capt1972 wrote:
FlintRiverFowler wrote:
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Human feces is also legit

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It's called sludge.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sat May 03, 2014 7:13 pm

flight control wrote:
capt1972 wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:You might burn then up or create an inhospitable growing environment. Horse manure is high in phosphorus content, I believe, and some plants cannot grow in it. Guy I know destroyed his garden by over adding horse manure to it.

I use year old cow **** in my garden for what its worth. I rake it out over the top before planting. I do know too much is bad so you might want to mix it with soil.

I might try small scale at first. I was thinking since the pile I planed on getting it from was covered in grass it might be plenty "cool" to plant in. Thanks for the input guys


It's not so much burning up with horse manure, although I said that earlier, but over supplying the nutrients. You should be good if you cut it with dirt.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby aunt betty » Sat May 03, 2014 7:34 pm

Chicken **** is pretty **** but I heard its good in the garden when used in moderation. :)
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Re: Horse manure

Postby FlintRiverFowler » Sat May 03, 2014 7:43 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:
flight control wrote:
capt1972 wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:You might burn then up or create an inhospitable growing environment. Horse manure is high in phosphorus content, I believe, and some plants cannot grow in it. Guy I know destroyed his garden by over adding horse manure to it.

I use year old cow **** in my garden for what its worth. I rake it out over the top before planting. I do know too much is bad so you might want to mix it with soil.

I might try small scale at first. I was thinking since the pile I planed on getting it from was covered in grass it might be plenty "cool" to plant in. Thanks for the input guys


It's not so much burning up with horse manure, although I said that earlier, but over supplying the nutrients. You should be good if you cut it with dirt.

Nah... fresh horse **** could have too much urea (N) and burn something up. With manure the urea and ammonia which are the source of the nitrogen are going to be lost to evaporation pretty quickly and already have a low N percentage like a 5 whereas some synthetic fertilizers can be 30 or even 46 percent N (for comparison) . Old horse **** that's been laying there long enough to have grass growing on it is nothing but organic matter which is what you need for creating hydrogen bonds which is how pants uptake nutrients on a molecular level and is fine to use. I wouldn't use pure horse **** in that barrel though it could have some drainage issues and get real mucky. Put some gravel in the bottom and drill a few holes if you do use put ****.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby assateague » Sat May 03, 2014 7:49 pm

Our flower gardens are 100% horse ****. That pile you're talking about, I'd be surprised if, down about a foot, if that, it wasn't completely composted already.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby rebelp74 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:07 pm

capt1972 wrote:
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Human feces is also legit

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Postby one2many » Sat May 03, 2014 8:14 pm

had a neighbor put lots of fresh horse **** on garden one year....made for a nice oat patch
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Re: Horse manure

Postby rebelp74 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:15 pm

one2many wrote:had a neighbor put lots of fresh horse **** on garden one year....made for a nice oat patch

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Re: Horse manure

Postby sws002 » Sat May 03, 2014 9:52 pm

This thread is all a bunch of horse ****!

That is all.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat May 03, 2014 9:59 pm

sws002 wrote:This thread is all a bunch of horse ****!

That is all.

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Re: Horse manure

Postby flight control » Sun May 04, 2014 9:57 am

Alright so I'll fill the barrel with a mix of peat moss, composted manure and something for drainage. Maybe add some human feces for good measure.
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Postby flight control » Sun May 04, 2014 9:58 am

sws002 wrote:This thread is all a bunch of horse ****!

That is all.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sun May 04, 2014 11:01 am

flight control wrote:Alright so I'll fill the barrel with a mix of peat moss, composted manure and something for drainage. Maybe add some human feces for good measure.


Sounds like a plan. Interested to see how it works out.
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Re: Horse manure

Postby aunt betty » Sun May 04, 2014 1:30 pm

Compost...dig it.
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