I've just brought back a trailer load of fresh horse manure mixed with sawdust from a friendly owner of some stables.
I'm not too sure what to do next.
The load is from this weeks muck-outs, so it is very fresh. The majority of the sawdust is soaked with urine. The horses are prize show horses, so I'm sure that the sawdust would be free of chemicals. At the moment I have the lot loosely wrapped in a plastic tarp.
I believe I have to wait for it to break down first before I put it on my vege garden. The rows are dug over, but nothing is planted at the moment. I live in a sub-tropical area in SE Quensland, Australia. Currently it is mid-winter, with temps from 10 to 20 deg Centigrade, so I probably won't be doing much planting for a couple of months.
Should I separate the dung from the sawdust?
Should I let the dung and the sawdust all break down together?
Is there anything I should do to help it break down?
How long before adding it to the vege plots (or the rest of the garden for that matter)?
I was also thinking about adding some dolomite to the plots?
Sorry about all the questions. I'm pretty new at this.