!!! CAUTION!!! DO NOT USE ANY MANURES THAT HAVE COME FROM PLANTS CONTAMINATED WITH ANY WEED HERBACIDES!!!
We have been using and distributing organic composted aged or fresh horse manure and worm castings for over 50 years. We have them tested for medications, insecticides, herbicides, salts and ammonia.
Our compost is certified Organic because of the ingredients in and the composting process.
Fresh manure is dangerous to worms and gardens if not treated properly!!!
Only 10% of Ivermectin and other medications pass into fecal matter and urine. They usually break down within 3 days of exposure to sunlight (UV light).
Medications are NOT a problem for worms or gardens if the manure has been spread and exposed to Ultraviolet Light for 3 days.
Fresh and aged manure has three primary problems for worms and gardens:
1. Ammonia: even manure aged for a year in a pile may have sufficient ammonia to kill worms and plants.
2. Salt: horses are usually fed sufficient salt that passes through in urine and fecal matter to sterilize soil and kill worms.
3. Potassium: A ratio of about 1/.5/.7 is often found in great stable manures. Unfortunately, the potassium is not used as quickly by plants and can build up in soils where it binds to the molecules. Watering does not wash it out like nitrogen.
Rain, watering or rinsing manures will solve these problems; the rinse are may be great for soils (anhydrous ammonia binds to soil [GREAT], OR salt may contaminate groundwater [BAD] and kill worms.
Fresh manure rinsed thoroughly twice is safe for gardens and worms.
This rinse water can be diluted and used as a liquid fertilizer on gardens but not in bright sunlight. Cover a bucket of biscuits with sufficient water and change twice in 48 hours.
Use one cup of this concentrated rinsate per gallon of water for outside plants and grasses. Dilute to 1/4 strength for inside plants.
Add one ounce of worm castings and molasses and aerate 24 hours to make an amazing fertilizer/worm tea drench that also repels pests.
HERBACIDES such as those designed for Rourndup Ready Alfalfa and grass hays contaminate gardens for at least 3 and over 10 years. They sterilize soils except for corn, onions garlic and grasses.
THIS IS CURRENTLY A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM FOR GARDENERS.
KNOW THE SOURCES THAT GOES INTO YOUR MANURES!
Use of more than 20% manure yearly can contaminate soil. Our organic worm beds and garden beds start with 66% compost and 34% clay soil, remixed with 66% compost the second year. 2” of compost is added spring and fall on top thereafter. These beds grow AMAZING plants and worms.
(385) 202-4446: Text if you have questions!