The Q&A Archives: Sheep Manure

Question: Is it ok to spread barn cleanings from my sheep over the top of the ground around my tomato plants?

Answer: Any animal manure (except pig manure) is great for a garden, but it should be aged before application. Allow the manure to weather a bit to leach out some of the salts before putting it in the garden. Otherwise the excess urea may burn the roots of your plants.

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