buckbuster
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Turkey Crap!

I have a student who said i could have a truck load of turkey crap. he said its a really good natural fertalizer, any one have any opinions.
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I'm no expert but I would assume that turkey manure is similar to chicken manure and therefore it would be just fine to use in gardening.
Thanks! Anna

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Jbest
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No, do not put it anywhere near your garden. Send it up to me and I will get rid of it for you. You don't have to thank me.

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make sure it is aged before use in the garden, or better yet compost it with other materials for an all around slow release biologically high fertilizer.
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I agree with Soil. Be sure not to use it before composting it a bit....alone, with other ingredients but don't use it fresh.....it will be too hot and it will burn whatever your growing.

Using it after it's aged a wee bit is just a super fertilizer.

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Jbest
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The best thing to do with it is to compost it. :) The second best thing to do is, spread it on your garden in the fall about 1 to 2 ins deep and spade it under. 8) Not much more than 2" or you will get beautiful plants but no produce in spring. :roll:

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Turkey Crap

As said before, don't use it fresh. We had neighbours that used fresh chicken manure and it burned everything they planted. If you have ever been in a turkey or chicken barn, the overpowering smell of ammonia is amazing. :shock: At one time in my life, I gathered chicken eggs; fresh chicken crap is enough to make you swoon. I am sure the garden will thank you if spread it in the fall first. :)



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