IN THE GARDEN: Prune trees & shrubs. Start cool season seeds inside and plant peas and radishes outside. Turn & harvest compost.
Urban Agriculture Coalition
Dear FIN Community, the Americana gardeners are in need of fresh manure this fall. Does anyone have a steady supply that we could take advantage of for free??? Update: We were able to get a load of horse manure delivered by contacting Equine Organic (Churchill Downs contracted removal service).
2 weeks ago
Just looked it up on the web, which always has 100% accurate information, right? ;) Anyway, on https://www.tenthacrefarm.com/manure-garden/ it says -- 2. Don’t use manure from grazing animals. That neighbor offering you well-rotted horse manure? A decade ago I would have said “great!” Now I would say “absolutely not!”. Though your neighbor might not spray his fields, he likely buys hay – and a lot of hayfields are now sprayed. It happens again and again and again. I have heard reports that even store-bought bagged manure is killing gardens. Just say no to manure in the garden from grazing animals. Remember, though, that Grazon is used to kill broadleaf weeds in hay. If you can get manure from non-grazing animals, it should be fine. Chickens and rabbits should be okay, unless you use straw or hay as bedding. Rabbits may eat a little grass but they are usually fed with alfalfa pellets and alfalfa is not sprayed with Aminopyralids.
2 weeks ago
I've wondered whether that manure might have chemicals in it, such as antibiotics or pesticide/herbicide residues. Or maybe the decomposition process transforms the chemicals? Any idea?
3 weeks ago
Awesome! Thanks for sharing this resource!