Adding horse manure to a compost bin?

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Casey76

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Adding horse manure to a compost bin?
« on: March 14, 2014, 08:46 »
Is it OK to add fresh horse manure to a compost bin (in moderation...)

I have two horses, so an endless supply ;) - and an endless supply of straw to balance out the grass clippings in summer!

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Re: Adding horse manure to a compost bin?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 09:00 »
I have done in the past and not a problem.  The best composter I unwittingly made was when I cleared my plot and put all the strimmings on a big pile that I thought my friend had started .... not realising when I took the plot on that under all the tall grasses and weeds, the previous tenant had left a big pile of manure LOL  Six months later the entire pile except for the outer layer was pure compost with the best manure underneath  :D

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Re: Adding horse manure to a compost bin?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 09:59 »
yes I use loads of it..
Now a member of the 10 Ton club.... 2013  harvested 588 Kg from 165 sq mt..



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