Can I put cow manure straight in my garden without composting it? I usually put rye down in the fall as a ground cover. I was thinking that I would put the cow manure in the garden this fall and till it in. But I'm not sure I could put down the rye after I did that. I know it would be better to compost the cow manure before I put it in the garden,but I don't have a compost set up and I'm not able to do all the heavy turning a compost pile would need.So that is why I thought I'd put the cow manure right in the garden and till it in.
Thanks for any advice anyone can give me.