Straight up dried cow poop.

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Madmax

Madmax

i know from growing other stuff, that cow poop straight from the cow is too hot.........needs to be composted, for quite awhile to mellow.......veggies say "aaaayyyyyhhhhhhhaaaaa, to hot!"
same goes for horse poop.......alfalfa is too hot of a manure unless composted, plus the weeds/bugs that go with it
Alfa alfa is lucerne btother...
 
MinerClan

MinerClan

Alfalfa i feed it to my cows with molasses and grains. Can't I use an alfalfa meal as a top dressing during early veg.
I think I just need to be careful its potent.
 
Homesteader

Homesteader

I am taking a cutting from Amnesia today and I am going to drop it directly into rabbit pellets once it gets its roots. Ill post a picture here in a few weeks. I don't get many flies here in the winter but either way, I will soak the pellets for a few days to make sure anything is dead.
 
MinerClan

MinerClan

I am taking a cutting from Amnesia today and I am going to drop it directly into rabbit pellets once it gets its roots. Ill post a picture here in a few weeks. I don't get many flies here in the winter but either way, I will soak the pellets for a few days to make sure anything is dead.
 
MinerClan

MinerClan

Cool. Fresh Rabbit poop is widely known to be a cold manure.
And is unlikely to burn plants while decomposing.
However it should be dried in sun for a few days.

You must age it for minimum 120 days
If growing food that makes contact with soil like lettuce.

That's amazing you can grow directly in rabbit poop no amendments just Top Dress more rabbit poop.
 
MinerClan

MinerClan

Cool. Fresh Rabbit poop is widely known to be a cold manure.
And is unlikely to burn plants while decomposing.
However it should be dried in sun for a few days.

You must age it for minimum 120 days
If growing food that makes contact with soil like lettuce.

That's amazing you can grow directly in rabbit poop no amendments just Top Dress more rabbit poop.
Also if you use fresh poop as a top dressing you can apply 120 days before harvest.

So I'm noticing that there are major concerns with manure. Safe practice will always tell you to only use well composted manure but this is because farming practices today are large scale. It's about mitigating risk.

I don't think there is any reason why I can't grow directly in straight dry cow poop.

There should be no bugs as it has not been composting in a pile.
There is no smell as it has been dried in the sun.
There are no pathogens or germs as it has been solarized.
It is slow release and should not burn tge plant.

The fact is compost is hot full of bugs and can burn plants as the nutrients are more readily available making it a great fertilizer but not a great grow medium.
 
Madmax

Madmax

Checkout greatlakes outdoor grow she grows in straight cow by the truckload with a few things thrown in but aged 4 odd years or so..

Grows 4-6 pound plants
 
PiffinOut

PiffinOut

My bad I really don't do tech well
Be careful with livestock manure. Livestock feed has low acceptable standards, much lower than human food and it shows up in heavy metal concentrations in their manure.
Most of the barley rye or wheat that is inedible by human standards ends up being processed into livestock feed.
See post below and look out for my currently brief discussion with @tobh on the issue of organic soils vs synthetics.
 
MinerClan

MinerClan

Be careful with livestock manure. Livestock feed has low acceptable standards, much lower than human food and it shows up in heavy metal concentrations in their manure.
Most of the barley rye or wheat that is inedible by human standards ends up being processed into livestock feed.
See post below and look out for my currently brief discussion with @tobh on the issue of organic soils vs synthetics.
Very True
I agree lots of issues with maure due to large scale farming practices.

These cows are for milk only they graze on grass only
There are no chemicals or pesticides used

And it is believed the godess of wealth resides in the cows poop. Or something like that. Just saying cows in India are treated differently.

I'm sure there are still problems with run off from neighboring farms.
I assume I could test my 🐄 💩 for traces of pesticides.
 
chemistry

chemistry

Was picking up after the dogs in the yard, when I came across a turd spiral with a peak on top, then I remembered this thread, and wondered what it would look like if I seeded the peak with Cress. lol
 
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