Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:49
This touches very much on an ongoing, periodic question. Horse manure. Should it be used ASAP or composted? It will be freely observed that grazing areas, the piles of this valuable comodity are frequently removed. This I understand is basically due to animal hygene.
Howevr think about it. That beautiful creature, the horse, spends his/her life chomping away at the grass etc. The horse, like any other grazing animal, is very much like a walking living factory. With all it's eating etc, finally a very valuable product is deposited from the rear end. Please. Not decrying those who stand by, composting it. From a scientic aspect. The constituents of the humble droppings are so valuable. Practically all the minerals, elements that are so beneficial to the sustainability of the soil. It is all there in, excuse the quote. One dollop. Why let so much of it's values drain away into th ground beneath the compost heap. Spread it across the plot. If you have plants etc growing, then by all means avoid the dung from actually touching the plant stems. The acids and various nutreiments will filter into the soil. On bare land. Spread it, let the winter frosts and snows break it down. Please don't waste it. Let it do it's job as nature intended it.