Putting down horse manure | Living the Country Life

Putting down horse manure

Watch your garden grow with help from the horse

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Horses earn their keep by the pleasure they bring, but they can also help out in the garden. A 1,000-pound horse can generate 8 to 10 tons of manure a year, and spreading that manure in the winter can mean bigger flowers and vegetables come spring and summer. Other times of the year, you'll need to "age" the manure before applying it. Listen to Living the Country Life on the radio for instructions on how to do that.

Radio interview source: Doug Jimerson, garden editor, Better Homes & Gardens

Learn more about horse manure in the garden:

Horse manure management: This guide from the University of New Hampshire features everything you'll ever need to know about horse manure.

Soil amendments and nutrients: All gardens benefit from regular additions of soil amendments, including manure. Here's the skinny on several types of materials you can add to your soil.

How to grow healthy plants: Manure is just one way to give your garden the best chance at success. Here are some tips from the experts at our sister site, BHG.com.

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