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12/09/2013 at 16:17

Sure is Charlie  I always ask the man of the house whereever I work to do the honours. Mens is better than ladies!

12/09/2013 at 16:32

your joking arnt you Addict?

Is this another wind up? or are you just taking the p..s lol

12/09/2013 at 17:09

No not joking. It really is good for the garden. We quite happily put horse, cow even pet wee on the compost...mixed with poo!!!! why not human? It is the best thing for nitrogen and great compost accelerator

12/09/2013 at 17:42

I just cannot imagine you standing there with bottle in hand asking customers,can you fill this please.

12/09/2013 at 17:43
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)

Can i also clarify that i want to know which is best poo! or mizuna for instance?

Neither is better and both are good. Green manures tend to be used on vege gardens because you are....arghhh can't think of the word....intensely!   farming the same piece of ground and expecting a lot from it in one season.Most green manures are good nitrogen fixers which your veges need. They are also active unlike manure. They grow unlike manure, attracting insects to your crop. They cover bare ground until you are ready to plant. Act as a weed suppressant. But you couldn't really use them in your herbacious border...would look a little odd and some are not very attractive.

Manure is good for everywhere but can be too strong for your little seedlings growing in your vege patch. Thats why most people apply Autumn/Winter time so it can breakdown a bit before you start planting. There are also health concerns connected with using fresh manure around veges. You are, afterall, applying the waste products of animals and there is no guarantee that there are no worms or bacteria in it that could infect you!

 When used around perennials and shrubs you should always apply so manure  is not touching the stems leaving a little clear circle round the plants. 

Is that as clear as mud or poo Diddy lol 

12/09/2013 at 17:46
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)

I just cannot imagine you standing there with bottle in hand asking customers,can you fill this please.

Pmsl!!!! As if....I just point out that if they are in the garden and feel the need could they pls do it in the compost cos their plants will like it. Most are quite happy to oblige

12/09/2013 at 17:50

wow full of knowledge like it.Ok i have a patch of groung under a mighty oak so as you can it is acid soil how could i change it to alkaline the hostas and ferns are loving it. would hose muck do the trick?

12/09/2013 at 17:54

so do you pick up your customers and take them around your and offer them a cup of tea or two then ask them to go and pee on your compost heap,i think it could be a bit messy for the women.

12/09/2013 at 18:05

You can't. Your soil type is your soil type. All you can do is make it more plant friendly.Horse manure would do that because it is full of nutrients and by making the soil more able to take up water...I imagine its very dry and full of roots....This is what plants need to start the nutrient exchange off....won't go into that now....Basically when the ground is not extremely dry or extremely wet more plants can get what they need out of the soil to grow.

They are the same as us. They need air, water and food but not too much or too little of any of them.

12/09/2013 at 18:08
Diddydoit4u wrote (see)

so do you pick up your customers and take them around your and offer them a cup of tea or two then ask them to go and pee on your compost heap,i think it could be a bit messy for the women.

DIDDY!!!! In their compost heaps not mine lol

12/09/2013 at 18:20

I've been reading this manure thread with interest and have learnt a lot, but who, pray, is Marty Mower?

12/09/2013 at 18:32

I'm a silly fool aint i lol

12/09/2013 at 20:59

SwiissSue check out MMs posts. They are all nonsense. He is not a problem for me anymore. Don't you just love the ignore button 

Diddy stop changing your avatar! I just get used to one and then its all different again lol 

12/09/2013 at 21:18


CluelessGardener wrote (see)

Like gardenjeannie I would like to know more about nettle and comfrey 

can you mix the two and how long can you keep it. also seaweed how do you make this stuff 

seaweed is £10.00 for 500ml but the next time I go to the coast I would like to pick some free seaweed and make the tea so come on how do you make this mix


Me too James

I just chuck what I can in a bucket while working and dilute it to use it. Don,t have any kind of measurements for anything and kind of guess to dilute it. I also add the dreaded couch grass and horsetail...know they are good but don't know why!

No guessing when it comes to knowing its ready. It smells horrendous.

12/09/2013 at 21:21

Oh and making your own seaweed feed is a bit of a chore as it involves a lot of washing to get rid of the salt...thats all I know about it sorry 

12/09/2013 at 21:56

Thank you addict I will just buy it then but I would think it's good on the compost heap I suppose you could wash it with weewee as well.


Coffee what nutrient does this have as I grind my own and drink it buy the bucket load 

 is it Potassium that's its used for ??


12/09/2013 at 22:05

LOL you could but then you couldn't use the wee 

Coffee has all sorts in it but best added to compost heap not used round plants. 60kgs of coffee grounds contains 1,068 g of nitrogen, 84 g of phosphorous, 2,250 g of potassium, 246 g of calcium, 78 g of magnesium, 90 g of sulfur, 2.04 g of boron, 1.08 g of copper, 9.0 g of iron, 1.80 g of Manganese, 0.004 g of Molybdenum, and 4.20 g of Zinc. There you go  Obviously all that was from memory 

12/09/2013 at 22:13

Haha, you're good Addict! 

12/09/2013 at 22:17

I'm impressed

I'd better keep up my coffee intake

12/09/2013 at 22:20

 well I knew it had lots of potassium and nitrogen in it and then little bits of a lot of other things...just needed to refresh my memory 

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