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Manure!!!!!!!!!!!! Help have I messed up

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  1. Jordhandeson

    Jordhandeson Gardener

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    I have some questions about manure and have I done the right thing.

    This manure I have got is approx 7 years old, mother said when it was on the trailer yesterday before I unloaded it, it looked great but today I unloaded it on mothers veggie plot and when I was spreading it, it looks more like a worm farm as I notice it was full of worms, and not just a few I mean loads of them,

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    have I done harm to mother plot or are they ok.

    Can I put to much manure on the plot? I am spreading it all over the area

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    and leaving approx one third of the area with no manure, because after doing some reading on the forum I gather root veg don't like it, is this correct

    I went back this after noon and got another trailer load

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    but wont unload it till I hear its ok with the worms.

    Advice appreciated. Thanks Jord
     
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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      It looks lovely stuff, you can deliver a load at my door any day, worms and all.
       
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        :love30:Thanks Pete, I have been worrying all afternoon, I shall now go and report to mother what I have been doing this afternoon :phew: what a relief. Thanks again :dbgrtmb:
         
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          I agree with @pete -brilliant stuff, and the more worms the better!
           
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            cheers Snorky there a lot of info regarding worm farming but none that addressed the garden and worms , I have now stopped panicking hopefully have the plot covered tomorrow although we are forecast some rain :fingers crossed: it will be after i have finished:biggrin:
             
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              I'm guessing they are the red worms that you find in compost rather than normal earth worms, but they will do no harm at all.
               
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                Yes Pete red worms spot on, can I over do the plot with manure,:noidea: should I hold some back
                 
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                Spread it on liberally. I have just done that with the manure I had. The red worms will wriggle off into the soil and carry on converting organic matter into food for the other soil organisms and from them into your plants.
                Wish I could get a 20 ton load delivered here.
                 
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                  Have you thought of offering a delivery service to GC members? For a small fee, of course. :whistle: :thumbsup:
                   
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                    I only ever use free delivery.
                    That is if there ever was such a thing.;)
                     
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                      I would if I had a tipper I tried unloading the trailer by fork, man that stuffs heavy,:phew: in the end I used the 4 in 1 bucket on the digger to drop it aroung the plot then knocked it about with the fork. Good idea though :ideaIPB: how would one price it up :roflol:
                       
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                        "Where there's muck there's brass", an old Kentish saying.:biggrin:
                         
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                          Here its were there's muck there's worms :roflol:
                           
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                            I have been doing some research on the subject, am I right in thinking it is only fresh manure one cannot grow root vegetables
                             
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                            I think its more freshly manured ground, rather than the manure itself.
                             
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