Is Horse Manure Good for Vegetable Gardening?

Horse manure that is well-cured into crumbling compost is an eco-friendly and healthy alternative to chemical fertilizers and mulch. Fresh manure can be spread and mixed into the soil in the fall or early spring to a depth of 12 to 18 inches. Extra nitrogen may need to be added if there's a lot of sawdust or woodchips mixed in.

Keywords: organic gardening, fertilizer, compost

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Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University, studying education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills, re-using, recycling, and re-inventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.