growing weed in horse manure

On a side note, I have been an organic farmer and ranch hand/horse trainer for the better part of 8 years now

Don’t have to worry too much about stray weed seeds. most foreign seeds are killed by enzymatic digestive processes in the guts of the stomach.

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Don’t have to worry too much about stray weed seeds. most foreign seeds are killed by enzymatic digestive processes in the guts of the stomach.

Horse manure is good. Use it up, just make sure it’s old and not fresh.

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Horse manure is good. Use it up, just make sure it’s old and not fresh.

Growing weed in horse manure

Fresh manure should not be used on plants, because it can burn their roots. However, well-aged manure, or that which has been allowed to dry over winter, can be worked into the soil without the worry of burning.

While it may be more nutritional, horse manure may also contain more weed seeds. For this reason, it is usually better to use composted horse manure in the garden. The heat produced from composting can effectively kill most of these seeds as well as any harmful bacteria that may be present.

Is Horse Manure Good Fertilizer?

Composting horse manure is not any different than traditional composting methods. This process does not require any special tools or structures. In fact, small amounts of horse manure can be easily composted using a shovel or pitchfork.

Readily available in many rural areas or through reputable suppliers, horse manure makes a suitable and inexpensive fertilizer for plants. Horse manure can give new plants a jump start while providing essential nutrients for continual growth. It contains adequate amounts of organic matter and can be applied in various ways. It’s also slightly higher in nutritional value than cow or steer manure.

How Do I Use Horse Manure as Fertilizer?

Composted horse manure can also be used in the garden any time of the year. Simply toss it over the garden area and work it into the soil.