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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2022, 08:14:55 am »
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2022, 11:03:07 pm »
 I have rabbit and duck manure here, I have had good results with it.
 Goes from wheelbarrow to garden directly
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2022, 07:05:43 am »
Whatever you have is best.  :)  I think most any of it is best after it's aged a bit (composted).
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2022, 05:25:10 pm »
Hi Folks,

These days I tend to use worm castings a lot in the garden. I feed the worms mostly on coffee grounds and horse manure with the odd supplement of wood chips if they are available. If I go away for an extended holiday, I will add cardboard to the farms to keep them going long term. I used to feed vegetable scraps to the worms but that turned out to be more work and the seeds used to sprout all over the garden. I keep the worms in old bath tubs.

The bath tubs are elevated and the worm liquid is caught in a bucket. Each worm farm has internal drainage and a hinged lid. A piece of old carpet covers most of the bed. This keeps the compost dark, moist and cool.


The beds produce a good, nutrient rich compost that the veggies love.

I harvest the compost twice a year.  Worms are also harvested about 3 times a year and sold to a local worm farmer.

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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2022, 09:13:35 pm »
Hi Folks,

Betcha didn't know this! It's cuzza all those bodies piling up. Replacement for cow poop!

Decomposing HUMAN remains can legally be used as compost from 2027 thanks to new California law aimed at tackling climate change

A California law makes it legal to turn human remains into compost

The process involves placing the body inside a reusable container along with wood chips and aerating it to allow microbes and bacteria to do their thing

The law, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week, takes effect in 2027

?With climate change ... this is an alternative method of final disposition that won?t contribute emissions into our atmosphere,' the bill's author said

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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2022, 09:28:04 pm »
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2022, 09:11:16 am »
What a great idea.
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2022, 09:50:01 am »
Hi Folks,

These days I tend to use worm castings a lot in the garden. I feed the worms mostly on coffee grounds and horse manure with the odd supplement of wood chips if they are available. If I go away for an extended holiday, I will add cardboard to the farms to keep them going long term. I used to feed vegetable scraps to the worms but that turned out to be more work and the seeds used to sprout all over the garden. I keep the worms in old bath tubs.

The bath tubs are elevated and the worm liquid is caught in a bucket. Each worm farm has internal drainage and a hinged lid. A piece of old carpet covers most of the bed. This keeps the compost dark, moist and cool.


The beds produce a good, nutrient rich compost that the veggies love.

I harvest the compost twice a year.  Worms are also harvested about 3 times a year and sold to a local worm farmer.

Good set up Les. Thanks for sharing your ideas and pictures.

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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2022, 11:50:51 am »

What a great idea.


Ace; To be clear, which in your opinion is the great idea? That of Lesgold or that of the report in reply 24 by Salvo?  :shocked: Or both  :cheesy:

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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2022, 09:29:27 am »
Both.  We should put back in the earth what we take.  Bear in mind the atmosphere is part of the earth.
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2022, 05:37:42 pm »
Just finished emptying out the worm farms yesterday. Ended up with 12 buckets of the good stuff dug into the garden beds. That should get the veggies growing well.


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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2022, 06:31:44 pm »
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Wish I had about 4 dump truck loads of that.
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2022, 06:35:52 pm »
I put about 8 bucket loads like that of aged horse manure into Judy?s garden not only for fertilizer but also to raise it up to keep it from flooding out during heavy rains. It brought it up just enough to stop the flooding.
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2022, 01:33:40 am »
Aged horse manure is good stuff in the garden. Quite often the compost worms get into the manure and do a good job of breaking it down.

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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2024, 12:34:57 am »
Folks, it is getting to be that time of year at my location, so I thought I would give this a bump.

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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2024, 08:05:29 am »
Beware of horse manure unless it's been aged for a few years, it comes with thistles that are impossible to contain.

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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2024, 10:53:49 am »
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With climate change ... this is an alternative method of final disposition that won?t contribute emissions into our atmosphere,' the bill's author said

This seems wasteful.  If you can use it for compost, why not use it for food and save time?  If we are going down this road we might as well go all the way.  Didn't they make a movie about this?   :grin:

I have some choices.  Horse is usually weedy by the time it has been out there a while.  even turned, in our environment I can't keep the weeds out of it.  Goat is great, but chicken stuff tea is my favorite for a quick shot to the plants.  You just have to dilute it a lot so you don't burn things.
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Re: Manure for the Garden
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2024, 10:59:41 am »
Do you folks out there get mushroom soil?