Composted horse manure

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Tim Oliver 18 March 17:49
Composted horse manure 50 bags
$150 – Free delivery

Smaller amounts available for a delivery fee. Offer for Brisbane, Moreton, Logan areas. Ipswich residents can order 40 bags for $120 with no delivery excess.

The product is collected from local farms every few months, it is then piled up in 10cu piles and ages and we bag as required.

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  • Does anyone know if you can plant straight into this in a raised garden bed? Or would I need to source other soil as well? Thankyou!

    • I'm not so technical Helen. I plant directly into the composted horse poo (which I've been using quite thickly) and it works just fine in fact the plants are loving it.

      I put down a layer of green material from the last crop first and maybe some fresh or composted lawn clippings followed by the composted poo.

      The soil in my raised beds has been created from layering like this. Sometimes I get hold of some cheap lucerne bales but on the whole the soil is made from green material (lawn clippings, garden clippings, previous crop chopped up) and manure of some sort.

      Every now and then I will sprinkle in some extra minerals like Granite, Basalt, Dolomite, Epsom Salts etc. I'm not actually convinced yet that I need to do this but it was recommended by someone years ago and I have kept it up.

    • Were you thinking of using just the composted horse manure as the growing medium Helen?

      If so, then you will need to add plenty of commercial potting mix and if it's just a raised bed and not a wicking bed, then add plenty of water-holding crystals and organic matter.

      Use some el cheepo stuff on the bottom layer, then add some wetted fine coir then add some better quality potting mix with water crystals then add some compost even if you have to buy it. Then the horse manure then a cover crop of whatever you've got: sprouting seeds, bird seed, sunflowers, buckwheat, alfalfa, mung beans: whatever grabs you. Let the cover crop grow to nearly flowering then cut off and leave to rot down, adding some more horse manure to save it from drying out.

      Then you can think about planting.

  • Can vouch for the quality which is excellent. My garden is loving this stuff. I'm currently working through my second order.

    I found the bags quite generous in quantity.

  • It's brilliant stuff. The earthworms adore it. Even 40 bags take some using, all my beds and in-ground plants have 1 or more bags each. There's still a stockpile in the yard. The bags look smallish but turn out to be quite weighty for their size.

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