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 Post subject: Age old secret
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:54 pm 
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Two Words
Chicken Manure.
nothing grows tomatoes or tobacco like chicken manure does, darker leaves healthier plants.


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:44 pm 
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I suspected that chicken sh*t was good for the garden. I don't have any chickens, but local politics around here have produced enough chicken sh** to grow amazing "stuff." :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:49 pm 
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One word of caution, too much will burn plants easily especially fresh CS.


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:24 pm 
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IMO, the three best "types of manure"

1. Chicken, duck, foil . - Is always readly avavlible in a composted format

2. Circus animals - I have found to be best ie; elephant, lamar, monkey etc. I have been fortunate enough to secure some, each time the circus comes to town... (they are happy to see it taken away :) )

3. Sheep,cow,horse , pig

Here are some of the NPK values of some of the more common'

Cow manure (composted) 0.5 - 0.5 - 0.5
Dog manure 1.97 - 9.95 - .30
Duck manure, fresh 1.12 - 1.44 - .49
Hen manure (fresh) 1.63 - 1.54 - .85
Horse manure (fresh) .44 - 17 - .35
Pigeon manure, fresh 4.19 - 2.24 - 1.41
Sheep manure (fresh) .55 - .31 - .15
Swine manure (fresh) .60 - .41 - .13


This might be of intrest also; I will make new thread for full list.

Tobacco, leaves 4.00- .50 - 6.00

Tobacco, stalks 3.70 - .65 - 4.50

Tobacco, stems 2.50 - .90 - 7.00


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Chicken manure is the primary component of Miracle-Gro Organic plant food. I used it on my tobacco this year. The regular price is way too high considering the availability of poultry waste but it was a good choice at the time since the local Kmart had it for half price.


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
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From what I've been told, rabbit droppings can be applied directly to the soil near plants.
Fresh chicken droppings are too hot so we used them sparingly before watering. Usually raked out the coop to an area, then shoveled that over everything when the season was done for the year and tilled it in, then. Basically we let it break down before applying it.
Debris from a dozen hens did well for a 20 x 30 veggie garden... only had 4 tobacco plants back then. They grew very well, but I did not understand about curing. It was real .
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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
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You guys know your shit. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
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Hi --

I always compost my chicken shit before I put it on a garden.

I've also read that most manures will actually reduce the availability of nitrogen in the soil initially, so it's a good idea to compost first and get the nitrogen broken down into available form before using on a garden. I get the guys who trim trees around power lines and mulch it to dump on my land, maybe get 100 cu. yds a year from them. Then I layer it with manure from various sources, what I don't use for mulch, and turn it every so often. With my clay soils, any organic material I can get into my gardens helps a lot.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
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right Bob, years past i use to make CS tea. barrel with 3 or 4 buckets of CS in it, then fill it up with water an let it set in the sun for a few days, dip off the water and water ur plants with it. works good an u dont burn em up.


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 Post subject: Re: Age old secret
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freedom_sailer wrote:
right Bob, years past i use to make CS tea. barrel with 3 or 4 buckets of CS in it, then fill it up with water an let it set in the sun for a few days, dip off the water and water ur plants with it. works good an u dont burn em up.

When I was a kid we would place the cs in 2 foot by 10 foot sections until it was about 6 inches deep. We would till it under for the next spring.


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