Carrots, Parsnips and Manure

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« on: September 11, 2007, 21:37 »
Hi

I have ordered a load of Manure from my local Farmer. It is arriving on the 6th October.

Why should I not spread the manure where I intend to sow Carrots and Parsnips next season.?

What happens to them if I did sow on manured ground?

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 21:41 »
The roots split and go wonkey Ester Rantzen style   :wink:  :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 21:47 »
Like Richie says.  Don't do it FB!  :)

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 21:47 »
Quote from: "richyrich7"
The roots split and go wonkey Ester Rantzen style   :wink:  :lol:


Mine do that anyway, but probably not as bad.

Richy is right - fresh manure & root crops - no no.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 22:22 »
if its spread onto the ground in october then is it still fresh in march
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 22:29 »
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if its spread onto the ground in october then is it still fresh in march
I'll add the ?

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 22:32 »
it will do more good than harm,whats up with the odd forked carrot when there mashed with swede  :roll:

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 22:33 »
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if its spread onto the ground in october then is it still fresh in march?
Yes.  It is the additional nutrients provided by the manure which cause problems for carrot/parsnip.  If all the nutrients had been washed away over the winter, then it would be waste of time spreading it on the ground in Autumn.

Manure is good fertiliser because much of the nutrients are in a non-soluble form.

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 22:40 »
well as of this year my carrots are in bins, baths, etc and I use a mix of soil/compost and was gonna use manure next year.. defo not now.. cheers



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