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We want to grow our food without petro-chemical fertilizers. Therefore, cow patties. Will it hurt the plants to put manure on them while they are growin, in the spring just before we plant, in the fall?
I have been told corn will take all the nitrogen you can give it, but what about other plants?
Thanks to anyone who cares to answer.
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the best time is late fall, at the end fo the gardening season. - then the manure has time to breakdown for next year's garden

IMO, avoid using any type of fresh manure. Compost it first.

For manure to begin to decompose it needs Nitrogen. So initally, fresh manure is actually pulling nitrogen from the soil which can cause Nitrogen deficiency ~ and that's no bullsh*t ;)
 
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