Dead Rabbit wrote:
manure needs to age and compost before using it. except rabbit manure. that can be used immediately. one practice is to cover the garden plot in the fall with it, till it under and by spring youll be in good shape. this yr i added it a month before i got ready to start planting. i only did that b/c my soil is in its 3 rd yr of being "doctored" up. and i wasnt able to get any horse manure all winter. hopefully im not to early/late with it and it burns the garden up. time will tell.
i have also heard that rabbit manure can be used immediately. Do we think that is because they are herbivores? how about collecting deer manure? could that be used uncomposted?
do you happen to know if the manure enriches the soil immediately or just can be used immediately?
another question i have is if there is any way to know if your clovers are fixing nitrogen. can clover be inoculated after growth has begun? i hear of inoculating the seeds, but i would think it would be more efficient to inoculate several plants roots after they have begun growing. and let it spread to the other plants with their own effort