Discover the problems when you plant in fresh manure rather than compost


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A trial, NOT a recommendation, of growing in fresh horse manure with straw and a bit of hay, from the neighbour’s heap.
I shall add the final results here in November 2017 with details of harvests, including a comparison with the kohlrabi planted into composted manure in the nearby heap. Currently they are four times the size of those in the fresh manure.
In contrast, see how I use this same manure in a hotbed. Then after three months of its heating in a heap, the weed seeds are all dead, and I use it as compost after a further six months:

More on making compost in this video – I add some of the same weedy manure to my compost heaps, where the heat kills all the weed seeds:

More on using well decomposed manure (i.e. compost) to grow great plants:

Filmed 6.9.17 at Homeacres, Somerset, U.K., and edited, by Edward Dowding

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