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Composted Horse Manure with sawdust

Posted by Nathaniel Bouman 
Composted Horse Manure with sawdust
November 09, 2014 04:59PM
I've got easy, fairly cheap access to some well rotted horse manure (1-1.5 years old). The bedding used was sawdust. I was going to use this composted manure during planting in the Spring. I'm digging 3' diameter holes for the trees and I want to make sure the hole gets completely topped up--even a little high--when planting. We've got heavy clay soil so I'm concerned about water pooling too much around the tree. Figured I could use the compost to make up for any soil lost in the refill. I'm concerned that the sawdust will have made the rotted manure too acidic, however. I figured since it's well rotted that it won't suck much ntirogen from the soil. Any thoughts on this plan?

Nat Bouman
Growing cider varieties in Zone 5b
On B.118 at 18X24
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2014 09:40AM by Nathaniel Bouman.
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