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What can I plant into horse manure?

 
                    
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Hello I have a question, it's like the title says, what can I plant into composted horse manure, and what can I plant into fresh horse manure and shavings?

I have tried a little in the composted manure, I find leafy things grow well and taste good quality enough.  Chard didnt seem to enjoy it, but spinach and kale seemed fine.

Can I do Cabbage? what about Spinach?

for fresh manure I find it can be put on Raspberries and potatoes grow fine in it.  Anyone have experience with Jchokes or sweet potatoes?

Let me know! thank you!

Russell

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That's interesting about spuds and fresh manure: I thought that was a recipe for scab.
Rhubarb and any manure you like, in any quantity!
 
                        
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Planted garlic direct in fresh manure last november.  Yet to harvest, though they're looking pretty good so far!
 
                    
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oh I've seen that too, we have AMAZING garlic in our broken down manure here.

Do you plant rhubarb in Fresh or broken down manure? i have 2000 rhubarb plants

ps. potatoes in fresh manure do get some scab but it's not as bad as you think, also the potatoes make habbittat for worms so within a year the manure is broken down into fine fine soil.
 
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That's a lot of rhubarb!
As far as manuring rhubarb, the only rule is 'more manure!' Fresh, broken down, whatever.
Make sure you give well-fed plants plenty of room, they can get massive...
I assume you've got a commercial rhubarb venture?  Are you in the States?



 
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I've done beans. I've heard all about the rhubarb. Potatoes in a bucket of compost/manure with hay to top. Eggplant. Any heavy feeder. Kohlrabi, Brussel Sprouts...

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Squash loves heavy manure environments, produces very well.
 
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I am using vermicomposting for horse manure. Anyone try to plant directly into the windrows with active composting worms?
 
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Any concerns about putting root vegetables in fresh manure? I thought you had to wait a year. I've got potato sets all ready to go out in my pig pens but then I was worried that I had heard something about not planting root crops in fresh manure...

The manure may be too rich for much fruit - may make the plants go more to leaf; but I've read any cucurbits (melons, squash, pumpkins) do very well in manure; also comfrey is supposed to reap a lot of the nutrients from it before they get washed away
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