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Fertilizer/Cow manure vs horse manure


Willie wrote at 2009-05-31 14:14:28
your answer to the question of HORSE vs COW manure has been the best clear answer i have been looking for.

         thank you so much.

keysdreamin wrote at 2013-03-10 21:11:23
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"If I do not use cow, horse or other animal manure then what else is out there. For example, is using fireplace ash as good a source of nitrogen to use on plants as is animal manure because I have plenty of that."

Everything I've read says that there is no nitrogen in wood ash


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Do you know the wrong fertilizer will keep your plants from blooming? Do you know that too much Nitrogen can kill your grass, even if it does not burn the roots? Do you know that Roses need a LOT of Nitrogen to bloom -- and why is that? There's some complex chemistry in those plant foods. The secrets behind N-P-K are the key to the ultimate lawn, the the biggest flowers, the most fruits and vegetables. And if you don't get it right, you could be sorry. I'll show you what you did wrong, and how to fix it.


Homeowner with gardens indoors and outdoors, lawns back and forth. I wrote my first gardening column for our college newspaper, teaching roomates about the right way to feed those windowsills gardens. Today I look for challenges. Organic Fertilizers are the key to proper feeding of all our plants. Can you make your own fertilizer? Some people think so -- but there are side effects. I have been there, done that for 54 years and there is nothing like the voice of experience when it comes to Horticulture and Fertilizers.

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