Using EB Stone chicken manure

brownmolaFebruary 23, 2013

I really want to use an organic fret for my Buddha Belly and my Oldhamii but have read that chicken manure should not be used because it may burn the roots. Is the EB Stone bag okay to use? It says that it is fully composted on their site.

Thanks. If chicken manure is a no go, any other easy to find bagged recommendations?

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

It's pretty hard to damage bamboo, short of preventing it from getting any water. Almost any fertilizer will work just fine with bamboo. I use Osmocote controlled release fertilizer, others use standard grass fertilizer, and I'm sure that fully composted chicken manure will not be a problem.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 9:50PM
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For my smaller bamboos that I am trying to upsize faster, I use fresh chicken manure, and it doesn't burn them at all. It just makes them turn greener, and more vigorous.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 10:05PM
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the advice. EB Stone Chicken Manure it is then.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 11:26PM
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Like Steve, and against all conventional fertilizer wisdom, I load heaps of fresh chicken manure all around my bamboo plantings. Has never fried any of them like people say it would. In fact, not only do I dump bucket fulls of it around the base, but my chickens also hang out under the boo and make additional contributions.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 9:37PM
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