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28-08-2007, 10:47 PM
I have been reading good and bad things posted on the site about Horse Manure but I have found it to be really good for growing just about everything and I'm giving as much away as anyone needs.
If you are interested you can come bag yourself or if you want to leave trailer we will fill in a day and you can come and pick it up all loaded.
If anyone is interested please either email me at email@example.com, or reply to the post.
29-08-2007, 06:08 AM
Just to back you up Kristy - my old dad used to make raised vegie beds just from uncomposted horse manure and plant the seedlings straight into it - lot af weeding getting rid of the undigested seeds the horses ate, but well worth it - especially in the second and thrid seasons.
29-08-2007, 03:53 PM
Yes I like using it on the gardens as well. One thing, where are you? You may have it on your post but I can not see it! :oops:
30-08-2007, 11:44 PM
I could use some, too. But what part of the world are you in, Kristy?
03-09-2007, 09:56 PM
I'm actually in Byford WA.
It's about 40km south of Perth and if anyone is interested please feel free to email me I have about 20 horses here and I can't get rid of enough of it unfortunately the more you feed them the more you end up with.
FWIW, I've always found manure tea to be a good way to get nutrients from horse manure without re-seeding problems. Just chuck it in a porous sack, put the sack in as big a container as you have, leave it to steep for a week or so, then use it as a liquid fert around plants, fruit trees etc. Throw the remains from the sack into your next hot compost, put it under deep mulch, or slowly add bits of it to a worm farm.
Or use it similarly in an aerobic compost tea if you have the equipment needed.
Nearly all the nutrients, none of the drawbacks.
10-09-2007, 02:05 PM
Great Idea with the horse poo Kristy ..
As the saying goes Where theres crap theres money :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Im interested in your wording ..re the good and the bad about horsey poo..
What good bits u heard against what bad bits?????????
Dont get me wrong Kristy.....Ive used the stuff lotsa times >>I used ti live near you down In Mundijong...near Serpentine...
I had/ have a wife n daughter and their freinds etc into horses..
Horse Poo is excellent stuff as a soil conditioner only ,,There aint much good stuff in it really just large amounts...
My rules for using Horse poos are......
(1) Dont use fresh stuff..(it can be verry seedy) with asll sorts of bad type and good types of plants trying to grow from the stuff...
(2) Compost it or allow it to become old and worn out..
(3)DONT use the stuff in a worm farm or on vegies if the horses have been wormed or are on antibiotics..
Keep away from Race Horses,pacers etc etc as they probly full of all those nasty chemical drenches,wormers etc etc etc..
(4) Mixing poo with sand at a rate of 3 parts poo with 1 part sand gives u an excelent potting mix.....
Ive used tonnes of the stuff its more work in the long run.(weeding etc)
but it does change sand into a better type of soil
31-05-2010, 11:00 PM
Hi is it still posable to get free horse manure
we are doing our best creating beds for vegies, pawpaws etc etc. I try to go by the quantities I found in an old marketing gardening book, where it was suggested to use a minimum of 75 to 100 tonnes per acre (written in 1800's). The book said you would be crazy to commence market gardening without this quantity.
It equates to 20kg per square metre. My vegies and paw paws are certainly taking off! (yes it is alot, but they look SO healthy)
We get the manure from just around the corner for $10 per trailer load, shovel it yourself.
Any weeds (not too many, just pull them out) are well worth it.
01-06-2010, 05:04 PM
20 kg per sqm! My word that IS a lot. My family now brings me poo as a present.... The gift that keeps on giving. I wish I could get free stuff.
01-06-2010, 08:39 PM
Many Race Tracks are happy to give the stuff away.
Horse people too, are usually not gardeners. Most I find are oblivious of plants & think green stuff is horse food before it is dried
12-06-2010, 01:26 PM
Just to update I've moved to York WA, the same email address firstname.lastname@example.org I still have horses if anyone wants any horse manure.
05-08-2010, 01:50 PM
I've recently moved out to the country and am setting up some raised veggie bins (in plastic recycling crates). Local farms have bags of horse or pony poo outside their gates for a couple dollars each. I'm thinking of buying some.
Based on what I've read so far on the internet regarding gardening with horse poo, I wonder if it would work (for planting seedlings into in around 3-4 weeks) to maybe half fill my veggie tubs (plastic recycling crates) with horse manure (not particularly composted, just out of the bags) then fill the rest of the way up with potting mix?
Since my seedlings won't be ready for planting out for another 3-4 weeks, and then it would probably take at least 3 weeks for their roots to reach the manure layer (I think), could this work?
03-09-2010, 06:55 AM
I have plenty of free dried and bagged horse manure. My horse eats a small amount of orchard, mostly pellets, and some rolled oats in the morning. I only deworm twice a year and no immunizations. Neighbors use it on their garden with very good results. Located in Oak Hills, California. If interested call: (760) 666-9503.
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