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Manure : best site for delivery without wormer medicine contamination?

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talkinnpeace Sat 21-Nov-15 16:45:26

I'm in the process of sorting my veg garden for winter and need a LOT of manure
but am wary of stable manure because of the past problems with wormers.

What experience have others had ?
Are there any reliable sources?

(Hampshire for local suggestions)

bookbook Mon 23-Nov-15 19:03:01

I buy cow manure for my allotment, but I am rural, and we have a close farmer, who supplies lots on my site.
Have you thought of asking on a local facebook selling site?
You also have to be careful about weedkiller in it as well.

PigletJohn Sat 28-Nov-15 11:59:45

Surely if it's rotted well, the chemicals will have broken down?

I use horse muck on wood shavings, and get plenty of earth- and slow-worms. It does heat up better than cow muck.

talkinnpeace Sat 28-Nov-15 12:02:24

You'd have thought, but even the RHS had problems with residues of wormers a couple of years back

PigletJohn Sat 28-Nov-15 12:18:08


I just put mine on the top as a thick mulch to suppress weeds, and let the worms take it down (which they do). I wonder if the weather breaks it down more than if it was dug in?

talkinnpeace Sat 28-Nov-15 17:37:59

Don't know - but one of the prime areas I need to use it is in my polytunnel so the weather is no help!

I think I'll use Freecycle and chat to the stables owners

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