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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Mar 26, 2017 8:56 AM CST
Hi guys,
I am growing Tomatoes and egg plants in a bed of, about 20 inches in width and 24 inches in height. The reason for trying this method is because it is difficulty in procuring top soil here.
I filled trough with cured Goat manure kept wetting for 2 to 3 weeks as I thought it would have smell, insects surprisingly there
was neither insects nor the smell, then I planted 6 Tomato and 12 egg plants.
They are flowering now( six weeks old plants) not used an fertilizers yet. There was infestation of Leaf minor and treated with systemic insecticide.
To day applied a tablespoon of powdered lime along perimeter of plants.
My question has anybody tried anything like this method?
Prabhi S
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 26, 2017 9:23 AM CST
Excellent... Prabhi Thumbs up
I wouldn't of thought, that anything would grow in straight manure.
Of course, it makes sence. Being the manure is composted/cured.
You make me want to try it.
With steer or chicken. Can't buy no cured goat manure hear.
😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Mar 26, 2017 10:52 AM CST
Philipwonel said:Excellent... Prabhi Thumbs up
I wouldn't of thought, that anything would grow in straight manure.
Of course, it makes sence. Being the manure is composted/cured.
You make me want to try it.
With steer or chicken. Can't buy no cured goat manure hear.
😎😎😎

Here is the image of my venture of growingTomato and Egg plants.
Prabhi S

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 26, 2017 10:58 AM CST
I wouldn't think there would be any problem at all using cured goat manure as a growing medium. I've certainly used plenty of it over the years.
However, I would be concerned about using a systemic insecticide on edibles. Does the label say it's safe to use on crops?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Mar 26, 2017 11:01 AM CST
woofie said:I wouldn't think there would be any problem at all using cured goat manure as a growing medium. I've certainly used plenty of it over the years.
However, I would be concerned about using a systemic insecticide on edibles. Does the label say it's safe to use on crops?

Yes it says entry time is 10 to 14 days.
Prabhi S
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Mar 26, 2017 11:06 AM CST
I seem to recall one of our members used straight horse manure for growing flowers in some of her beds and it worked well for her. The only problem I ever had with using the manure from our goats was LOTS of weeds.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 27, 2017 3:18 AM CST
Nice looking plants Thumbs up
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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