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How much composted sheep manure can I use?
    #502282 - 12/01/10 02:27 PM (6 years, 5 days ago)

Starting some seedlings and I need to know how high a ratio of composted sheep manure I can use before I risk stunting the young plants?


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Re: How much composted sheep manure can I use? [Re: Mahavatar]
    #502328 - 12/01/10 04:06 PM (6 years, 5 days ago)

Depends on a lot of things.  Treat it like rich soil and amend it as necessary.

No one is going to be able to tell you exactly what to do except whoever has an opportunity to see and test the manure for themselves.


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Re: How much composted sheep manure can I use? [Re: Mahavatar]
    #502356 - 12/01/10 06:16 PM (6 years, 4 days ago)

I prefer worm castings for a manure // nitrogen source esp for seedlings. Worm castings will effect the texture of your soil (make it too compact/dense) before it would burn seedlings (I don't think worm castings would burn seedlings) for worm castings apply 20% or less.

For sheep manure I'd say 5% or less for seedlings.


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Re: How much composted sheep manure can I use? [Re: maryanne3087]
    #502386 - 12/01/10 07:53 PM (6 years, 4 days ago)

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maryanne3087 said:

For sheep manure I'd say 5% or less for seedlings.




You can plant seeds directly in sheep manure as long as the consistency is right.  If the composted sheep manure drains well you can go 100%.  Sheep manure is lower in nitrogen in most manures and higher in potassium and phosphorus.


The biggest problem I can foresee with sheep manure is seeds that the sheep ate.  As long as the manure was hot composted the seeds should be dead.

I've done this before with a 5 gallon bucket of rabbit shit.  It did not burn and I never once added anything to it, seed to harvest.


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Re: How much composted sheep manure can I use? [Re: CrayolaHalls]
    #502395 - 12/01/10 08:25 PM (6 years, 4 days ago)

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maryanne3087 said:

For sheep manure I'd say 5% or less for seedlings.




You can plant seeds directly in sheep manure as long as the consistency is right.  If the composted sheep manure drains well you can go 100%.  Sheep manure is lower in nitrogen in most manures and higher in potassium and phosphorus.


The biggest problem I can foresee with sheep manure is seeds that the sheep ate.  As long as the manure was hot composted the seeds should be dead.

I've done this before with a 5 gallon bucket of rabbit shit.  It did not burn and I never once added anything to it, seed to harvest.




I meant to type 15% or less, sheep manure isn't hot and is comparable to worm castings in terms of nitrogen content.

I've burnt my seedlings with 30% sheep manure last last outdoor season, slightly. The problem with manures esp the brands you buy at hardware stores and whatnot is they have filler, they also use other animal manures and compost if they don't have whatever it is they're marketing on hand.


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Re: How much composted sheep manure can I use? [Re: maryanne3087]
    #502426 - 12/01/10 09:51 PM (6 years, 4 days ago)

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maryanne3087 said:
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CrayolaHalls said:
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maryanne3087 said:

For sheep manure I'd say 5% or less for seedlings.




You can plant seeds directly in sheep manure as long as the consistency is right.  If the composted sheep manure drains well you can go 100%.  Sheep manure is lower in nitrogen in most manures and higher in potassium and phosphorus.


The biggest problem I can foresee with sheep manure is seeds that the sheep ate.  As long as the manure was hot composted the seeds should be dead.

I've done this before with a 5 gallon bucket of rabbit shit.  It did not burn and I never once added anything to it, seed to harvest.




I meant to type 15% or less, sheep manure isn't hot and is comparable to worm castings in terms of nitrogen content.

I've burnt my seedlings with 30% sheep manure last last outdoor season, slightly. The problem with manures esp the brands you buy at hardware stores and whatnot is they have filler, they also use other animal manures and compost if they don't have whatever it is they're marketing on hand.




Those are legitimate issues.  That is why my initial response was that it would be best to get help from someone who was familiar with the exact source of the poo.


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