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Manure Tea for freshly planted garlic?

Posted by UncleJohn z4 NH (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 3, 05 at 12:10

As part of my program to build my soil, I am soaking aged (read petrified) horse manure. This is my normal process to make manure tea. But in this case I am looking to create loosened biological matter to mix in the soil, and the tea is actually a by-product. Is there any reason not to use the manure tea on my newly planted garlic beds?

-John


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RE: Manure Tea for freshly planted garlic?

none whatsoever.

I am generally not a fan of teas as testing done with them has yielded, at best, mixed results. They aren't harmful, they just seem to have little benefit on anything other than soils mostly devoid of any other organic matter where anything organic will help.

However, since you will have it as a byproduct, of course it should be put to some use. I doubt there will be any positive effect on your garlic from using it at this point, but I also can't think of any reason why it would be in the least bit detrimental.


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