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21/04/2013 at 19:53

Hi got loads of manure dropped of in feb which it was all dumped on one of my raised beds untill i moved it to the manure pile any way i moved it all about 4 weeks ago i have rotavoted it twice now.What would grow best in this raised bed many thanks

p.s i only grow veg turnips cabbage/sprouts/broc/caulie/punkings/leeks

21/04/2013 at 20:08

Brassicas do not like newly manured ground. Peas/ beans etc do.

21/04/2013 at 21:31
Don't plant carrots or parsnips there. They will all split into many fingers. Only plant them in beds that have been manures the year before. Brassica's, turnips, leeks, onions, betroot, peas and beans all love a bit of manure. I plant my peas directly into a trough of manure. Do you know how old it was thought? I'd take more care if it was fresh manure - the acidity can dange your seedlings. If it was fresh manure you might want to plant up that bed last? Good luck!
22/04/2013 at 06:16

Your pumpkins will be very happy there 

22/04/2013 at 08:22
Yes! Forgot about the pumpkins. I grow my pumpkins actually on my manure pile!
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