manure - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by pittsken22
February 22, 2011
My friend uses dog manure to grow her vegetables and they grow very large and well. I have been told that dog manure is not good. Is this true and if not what is a good manure to use and why


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Answer from NGA
February 22, 2011

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Dog manure (or manure from any meat eating animal) can contain pathogens which can contaminate vegetables. For this reason, I'd keep it out of a vegetable garden. You can use other manures and get the same results without the fear of contaminating the veggies. Use aged or composted cow or horse manure in your veggie garden and you'll not only grow terrific vegetables but the manure will also help build the soil as the straw contained in the manure decomposes. Best wishes with your garden.

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