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fresh manure for onions?

Post  greengrass on 3/6/2013, 7:25 am

hi just a quickie!

i am reading that onions shouldn't be sown/planted
in soil with fresh manure.
when they say "fresh" are they talking about straight
from the animal/farm in it's raw state?
i presume bagged Blend of organic composted animal manures
is ok to put in the soil(in this case mels mix), and onions can
go striaght in?
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Re: fresh manure for onions?

Post  RoOsTeR on 3/6/2013, 7:31 am

Yes, your manures/compost should be composted before mixing your Mel's Mix.

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Re: fresh manure for onions?

Post  jimmy cee on 3/6/2013, 8:08 am

Would horse manure mixed with straw bedding sitting for a year or so be considered composted ?
I may have access to some, if yes I'll pick up what I can..
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Re: fresh manure for onions?

Post  greengrass on 3/6/2013, 8:19 am

@RoOsTeR wrote:Yes, your manures/compost should be composted before mixing your Mel's Mix.

hi
i understand your reply, but i was asking more about what
is classed as fresh manure, and what isn't.
wether it's sfg or other types of gardening.
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Re: fresh manure for onions?

Post  jillintx on 3/6/2013, 9:49 am

As far as the age of manure, I've read that it should be "at least 9 months outside of the animal" before being used on plants. (crazy wording, but that's probably why it's so easy to remember!) One year is a common length of time that I've seen too.

I will use my horses manure that is in this age range. I don't know if it would be considered fully composted, but I haven't had any problems at all with it.

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Post  greengrass on 3/6/2013, 5:30 pm

ok what i'm really getting at is, can i use bagged manure straightaway
that comes from the big stores/nursuries? if this goes into mels mix or any soil, will it be ok to use straight away on onions (that don't like fresh manure) or any young plants etc.

it does advertize it as "Blend of composted animal manures"
so would most of you expect this to be ok?

when they say don't use "fresh manure" on onions, are they talking about raw manure straight from the animal with no composting at all?
this is probably obvious to most of you Embarassed Embarassed
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Re: fresh manure for onions?

Post  quiltbea on 3/6/2013, 8:01 pm

Manure sitting behind the barn for only a few months is considered 'fresh' manure. It takes everal months for any additives or medicants to dissipate.
If its been sitting outside in the elements 9-12 months its considered 'aged.'
Aged manure can be added to your home compost pile to compost with everything else. Its not composted manure yet.
The bagged composted manures you buy at big box stores are aged and composted and can be added directly to your garden.
Composted is composted.
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