Best fertilizer?, your personal pref.?

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  1. Rouen

    Rouen Well-Known Member

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    I've always used poultry bedding and soil from the run to fertilize anything, it seem to work, usually(tomatoes really took off after they got some), I am wondering if there are any better fertilizers though, like hog bedding or cow manure, whats your personal preference and how does it work for you?
     
  2. Tabitha

    Tabitha greenheart

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    my favoerite is anything I can get my hands on. Cow manure is milder than horse or goat or chicken manure. My mother in law says with a spoonful of chickenmanure she can grow a cabbage anywhere.
     

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    busybee870 Well-Known Member

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    we use rabbit manure, never run out of that.
     
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    catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Behold the power of sheep poop.
     
  5. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    because i have plenty of it...horsey doo.
     
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    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We use horse and chicken doo because we have horses and chickens!
     
  7. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Here's the test....

    Our new garden got aged chicken manure(about 8months old)

    Old garden got goat manure about 8 months old....

    The difference in the tomatoes is incredible...yes the chicken poo wins but chicken poo needs aging where goat poo doesn't....we are going to top dress broiler poo in old garden to try to move things along :hobbyhors :hobbyhors

    I need more chickens.... :nono:

    Not sure about piggy poo but we do have two this year....it'll be mixed w/ goat poo as they are all in the barn :)
     
  8. Chris in PA

    Chris in PA Well-Known Member

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    I use chicken manure that I age. I also get truck loads of horse manure in the spring that is already aged. I suppliment that with various organic meals or dust as needed. This year I added green sand to a garden bed and it is doing really well. Kind of expensive so I will add it to another next year, and another after that. I don't see any need to add it for a while after that.
     
  9. CoonXpress

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    Carp is a great fertilizer. Got your blood meal, bone meal and everything else in 1 nice package. If you can also get some lake weeds/algae that would even make it better.
    Will
     
  10. culpeper

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    Properly-made compost - it has everything in it you'd ever need.