Does Sheep Manure make good compost? Been looking for some compost, and ran
across this add on craigslist: We have lots of cheep sheep manure/compost.
$20 per scoop. Scoops weigh between 500 and 600 pounds. I was thinking of
trying some of this stuff, however I can get horse aged manure/sawdust for
free..........The horse manure does have lots of sawdust.......
See: http://www.primalseeds.org/npk.htm for NPK values.
As always knowing the provenance helps. Horse may contain bedding straw or
sawdust (where the horses are stabled on hard feed) and it may contain
viable seeds from their feed. I haven't kept sheep and I haven't been to
The Shire so I cannot comment on whether either of these are issues with
sheep manure where you are.
> Does Sheep Manure make good compost? Been looking for some compost, and
Sheep manure makes very good compost if handled properly. The benefits
are that it is low in odor and fairly inexpensive. Sheep manure is lower
in nitrogen than many other animal manures, moderate in potassium and
especially rich in potash. It can be used extensively without risk of
burning young plants. The addition of sheep manure will improve the
organic ratio of your soil, which is helpful for water retention and
aeration and for providing crops with necessary microorganisms.
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