Llama Manure and Manure in general

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Ace

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Llama Manure and Manure in general
« on: February 02, 2011, 14:00 »
I've been offered some Llama manure to fertilize my allotment this year.
Does anyone have any experience using this as an alternative to the usual s**t???

As a newbie to a lot of this (about to start year 2), can someone explain to me any does and don'ts when buying and applying muck to my patch?

Should I be adding it to a compost heap or digging it through the soil from day one?

Thanks in advance
-A-

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Kleftiwallah

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Re: Llama Manure and Manure in general
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 14:57 »
In general terms 'new' manure is called hot and is too strong to dig into your ground if you are about to plant there.  It can be put in the compost heap and the heat generated helps the bugs and things break down the other veggie matter.

But.  .  .  grab as much as you can and store it untill it has 'cooled down' (six months to a year) then use it to dig in or as a mulch and let the worms drag it down into the ground for you.   As an after thought Lama wool can be used as a mulch or put in the compost heap.                        You lucky sod Ace.    Cheers,   Tony.
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Re: Llama Manure and Manure in general
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 15:02 »
as above

llammas are herbivores so their waste can be used, stick it on your compost heap, and rot it down

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Ace

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Re: Llama Manure and Manure in general
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 15:09 »
I need to start building a decent compost heap methinks.

cheers everyone

A



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