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Tip of the Week: Manage Your Manure

Posted on August 14 2017

Tip of the Week: Manage Your Manure
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! Join us today, as we cover a topic that just stinks, literally: manure. As a gardener, you know the power that manure has, and the awful smell that comes along with it.  It can nourish your plant, nourish growth, and make the soil ripe for planting.  However, not all manure is created the same, and there is a specific way you should use it. No, just piling it in heaps onto your garden bed will not work great, as there are some guidelines you should adhere to.  First, make sure that the manure is not fresh, since these can contain too much nitrogen that can, believe it or not, burn your plants.  Instead, only apply manure that has churned for a solid six months.  Gross, we know, but by this time, the nitrogen content has dissipated a little bit, and any harmful pathogens have been killed off. In addition to all of this, you need to be aware of the type of manure you choose.  Stay away from pig, and household pets, since these types can contain pathogens that will infect humans.  Instead, cow and horse are a staple to use, and your garden will thank you for it.  Your nose is a different story, however. For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!

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