Horse Manure!

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Horse Manure!
« on: December 05, 2017, 18:09 »
I took some freshly picked up manure over the road today, to the chap who has a paddock.  He said he would take it....he has a pile of about 2 tons!  When it is rotted down he puts it in bags and leaves it outside the paddock gate.  "Free to anyone who wants some, just help yourself" he said.  I just LOVE country living. :D :D :D

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 18:55 »
Can you transport it to Hull? 

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 20:02 »
Used to get free horse manurey from the farm up the road, bags and bags of it. Then my old car died, and I replaced it with a scooter. So, no more horse manure for me! My wife won't let me use the Sunday best car to carry it.
Mind you, the trouble with horse manure is, it carries lots of weed seeds, I imported a comprehensive range of new weed species into my garden when I was using it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 20:37 »
I've been using horse manure now for many years the lady I collect it from we used to pick it up in bags then the lady bought a trailer so no more bags

I collect it  on a monthly basis take it down the allotment stack it for around twelve months before using it

the other thing is with using horse manure I had real problems with soil capping through the growing season tried many things but found after spreading a good layer of horse manure  had no capping problems the ground cultivates very good

had some problems with weeds but nothing I couldn't handle just a note of caution some horse manure contains weed killer that comes from spraying the grass with weed killer prior to cutting for hay for feed so it mite be worth asking the farmer if he sprays as you could end up free manure being a real pain when growing veg




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Re: Horse Manure!
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 21:23 »
I will check with the horse owner regarding the weed killer, although I think he might have mentioned it to me earlier when I collected it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 09:47 »
There is a pile of really nicely rotted horse manure on the paddock just up the road from me, I politely asked the landowner "help yourself take as much as you want". I need to wheelbarrow it down to my plot, but I'm not complaining the exercise is well worth it.
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Re: Horse Manure!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 13:22 »
There is a pile of really nicely rotted horse manure on the paddock just up the road from me, I politely asked the landowner "help yourself take as much as you want". I need to wheelbarrow it down to my plot, but I'm not complaining the exercise is well worth it.
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They have loads of it and would be glad to find a home for some of it ... nice find though  :D :D
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 15:05 »
I'm a great advocate of horse manure and have never had any problems with weeds or any other possible nasties plus it's cheap to buy.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 16:26 »
To state the obvious,weed seeds in horse muck depend on what sort of pasture the horses graze on. Our pasture is full of buttercups and clover which can create a problem with their muck unless it's really well rotted

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Re: Horse Manure!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 15:00 »
Further to the above, I was yesterday shown a huge (and I mean "climb up it and plant a flag on top" huge) pile of manure over the road.  It is from where the horses were in a different field a year or two ago.  It is black, crumbly, non-smelling, 12-18 months old  and - best of all - FREE!  Wheelbarrow here I come. :D :D

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Re: Horse Manure!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 15:38 »
I wish you all lived a bit closer. We have three geriatric ponies who spend their days (and nights) defecating the stuff. I think my beds are 50% rotted manure and can't take any more

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Re: Horse Manure!
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2018, 20:26 »
I take kit you have advertised locally with gardening clubs, allotment societies etc to "come and get it"?  You'd think someone would want some! ???

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2018, 21:14 »
Yes, one or two gardeners come occasionally with a trailer and take some

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Re: Horse Manure!
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2018, 22:23 »
My daughter has a pony who is in a livery stable.  I have been told I can have as much of the manure as I want.  The owner will fill the trailer for me with fresh stuff (leave the trailer for the week and when I come back it is full).  If I want the well rotted stuff around the back of the stables I have to fill the trailer myself.  Currently taking a combination of both the well rotted stuff goes straight on the plot and the fresh stuff is being piled up for next year.

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Re: Horse Manure!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 14:34 »
Who would of thought a pile of sh*t would of got us all so excited...(please note I am only joking us gardeners love a pile of sh*t!!) :nowink:  :D :D
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