DUNG
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DUNG Roted down to fine soil.. Best for potting compost??

Hi there all.. I have just double dug some beds in our beautiful lawn with loads and loads of black well rotted manure. Where the pile of Horse dung it along side is last year’s pile and the pile from the year before. This has been eaten and eaten by worms and now is fine soil. Is this going be super food for potting seeds??? Thanks in advance

NB i have seen worm casings sold for £9 per 10kg.. I am getting barrows and barrows of it free

DUNG
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Can some one please advise upon this . I would hate to collect loads of this stuff just for someone to say NO don't> I was going to start my seeds off in it .IS THAT OK??? Thanks

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Dung,
If you have horse manure that is sitting on the ground(worm access) and has been composted for 2 years, there is no reason I can see you can't use it for any purpose you want. 24 month poo will have decomposed and/or leached out anything that would prevent seed germination. Or use it for any other growing purpose.
Best of Luck
IMHO

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If you are anywhere near my neck of the woods, I would love to have some for my planters

rot
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works for me

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I'd probably mix it with dirt just to make it go farther.

I ended up with tomatoes right in the bin and there they sit.

Never tired just what sounds like a lot of worm castings. I heard that pure worm castings are too strong by themselves.
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Dung,
Rot always has good advise.
If you have double dug your garden trenches, there should have been some mixing of the dirt with the composted manure. So Rot's concern should be addressed. I've double dug one year horse and also cow into my garden and it has done great.
I'm not sure what you mean by "potting seeds" :oops: sorry for my ignorance.
But if you've double dug, you should have fresh dirt on top and you can germinate the seeds for happy little veggies.
IMHO

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