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Cow Manure

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Colette Mon 01-Aug-16 22:36:13

Following on from my shallow flower bed thread, I have spotted some cow manure grin whilst walking this evening and am thinking I could make use of it to improve the soil.
However, reading about using it on the internet seems to give contradictory advice. can I put it straight on the beds without composting ( plant free now)? If not how long do I need to store it for and what would be the simplest way without having to build something. How good is it ? Any opinions please

FarsleyLass Tue 02-Aug-16 22:44:05

Depending on the quantity you could store it in black plastic bags and it would be ok to use in the spring. I do that with horse manure.

mineofuselessinformation Tue 02-Aug-16 23:01:42

If you're plant free and don't intend to plant for some months yet, you could put it on.
A better option is to mix it with some straw or grass (half and half) and leave it for six months to rot down.

Mycraneisfixed Tue 02-Aug-16 23:12:52

Don't use fresh cow manure!

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