Horse Manure In My Compost

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What are your thoughts on Horse Manure as an additive to organic compost? I have an abundance supply that I spread on my veggie garden during the winter months from cleaning stalls and then till it in every spring.


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Chris Schema

Chris Schema · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F
We mix it in with regular dirt we scoop up with the tractor, work them together and use it around for planting when we need fill dirt and it has done well. We have never composted with it, I would be interested to know as well, might have to start up a compost mound.

10 years ago ·
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Sandy McGinnis

Sandy McGinnis · Gardenality Bloom · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
I have it in my compost pile as well. And when I can tomatoes I add the waste from the canning to it. Then the next year I get volunteer tomato plants!

10 years ago ·
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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · I've never used horse manure but know a lot of people who do. I would think that it would need to be composted and heated up enough to kill weed seeds?)



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