I just returned from Washington State (Spokane area) and heard much praise for a fertilizer that is chicken manure mixed with peat moss. Anything like this available in mid-Atlantic area? Thanks Steve
I am not sure what the point of adding peat moss to a fertilizer would be. Is this a soil amendment that should be mixed in? I know that Lowes carried a product named something like Cock-a-doodle-DOO that contained some amount of poultry manure. I am not sure what else.
This year I started using alfalfa to fertilize my lawn and flower beds. It is too early to really judge the effectiveness but it is fairly cheap and easy to use.
I don't use peat moss in my garden because it doesn't add any nutrients plus it is very hard to re-wet once it gets dry. It's used a lot in potting soils and the same problem occurs when it gets dry. The water just runs through it without wetting it.
There is something like this available here in MD; I THINK it's called Compro. I don't have the web link, but do a Google search on MD Extension or words to that affect. There's also a product called Leafgro that's readil available. I'll see if I can find info on the Compro and post it here.
Here's the website to the MD garden extension
Here is a link that might be useful: MD Extension
Yes there is such a thing. Fertile-Gro. Pelletized chicken litter. Now the search to find it.
Where do you get alfalfa in NoVa? I'm in Mt Vernon.
Those guys at the Maryland Environmental Service are cranking out all kinds of good products. I do not see fertileGRO listed on their main products page, but here is a link that a Google search turned up that has some information:
Here is a link to with information on the Cockadoodle DOO product that I have seen sold at Lowes...it is listed on Merrifield's web site as well:
I have purchased Alfalfa pellets and Cracked Corn at the TSC in Leesburg.
At my past house I use to run over leaves in fall.grind them up good.I spread this in flower beds,the soil was fabulous.everything grew like crazy,You didnt need a shovel it was great.I also went next door to tree farm I gathered pine needles for all acid loving shrubs.