In addition to the shredded paper, coffee grounds, grass and hair clippings, we now have HORSE POO for you to use in your garden or compost. Thank you Tricia G!! (Not a gardener) The poo is left on the same vacant plot as Tony's grass clippings. PLEASE leave the bags when they are empty so Tricia can bring more poo. She will usually drop some off on a Sunday or Thursday.
This is very fresh poo so the suggestion is you put it in your compost bin. You can put it straight on your garden but only if you intend to dig it in and let it sit for couple of months before planting - otherwise you will burn the roots. You might also end up with a lot of weeds if it is put straight into the garden. Don't forget to take a disposable glove with you when you go to 'decant' the poo as it's VERY fresh!
Find out more about using horse poo here. Gardening Australia says "When using manure, dig it into the garden as soon as possible. If it’s left sitting on the surface, much of the nitrogen, particularly from chicken manure, can be lost as ammonia gas. Just fork it into the topsoil, and the nitrogen will be available, in the short term, for any leafy vegetables, but the beautiful organic matter will break down and build up the nutrient and water-holding capacity in the soil. It’s good stuff.
Also you can explore liquid manure Check out this uTube video on making liquid manure. Sorry about the ads. Gardening Australia also suggests: "If you're lucky enough to have a source of fresh manure then you need to be careful because it can have salt levels high enough to burn plants. A tip to make it more manageable is to put the manure into a plant pot, run some water through it and this will dilute the nutrient levels. (It also allows any weed seeds in the manure to germinate, and they will quickly die before you're ready to use it.) And what’s left is beautiful liquid manure. Dilute it so it looks like weak tea and you've got a wonderful tonic for your flower or vegetable garden.
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