What can I do with fresh horse manure?
In this regard, how long before you can use fresh horse manure?
three to four months
Additionally, can you plant straight into horse manure? If you are starting a new garden bed that you do not plan to use for several months, you could spread fresh horse manure on it, but composting the manure before using it is the best idea. Although horse droppings contain less nitrogen than poultry or sheep manure, they can still damage young plants.
Accordingly, what do you do with horse manure?
Solution #1: Recycle it
- Build a composter. As a rule of thumb, an 8-by-8-foot square area surrounded by three 5-foot walls will accommodate one horse's waste.
- Start piling your horse manure in the composter. To accelerate decomposition, keep your compost pile about as damp as a wrung-out sponge.
- Aerate it.
Which plants like horse manure?
It is also lower in the 'fruiting and rooting' nutrients Phosphorus and Potassium, which is why we always warn people not to use horse manure on flowering plants. Use it on non-flowering, nitrogen-hungry plants like lawns, corn, potatoes, garlic, and lettuce; but not on tomatoes, peppers, flowers, and such.