I'm pretty new to gardening (never ever done it!) and I think I have made a grave error before I have even gotten any seeds in the ground.
I read once upon a time goat manure makes great fertilizer for your garden, so I found me some goats. I collected 15 gallons (3-5 gallon buckets full) of bedding and manure and eagerly put it in the are I am planning to use as a garden. I got some fresh dirt from a fellow I know, and layered it on up with goat poo, grass clippings, twigs and branch bits, and then the dirt on top (I'm doing a raised bed). Anyway, I have now heard that you should not add manure directly, but should wait until it is nice and broken down. Will I still be able to plant? I finished the box maybe a week ago, and would like to get some spinach and lettuce in the ground asap.
Have I made a mistake that will set me back? I'm only in a rental, and really wanted to get some practice in this growing season before I abandoned it all. If so, please provide me with tips on how to remedy this, or maybe recommendations? I'm feeling desperate right now.