Views: 110, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
Name: Doris
upstate NY (Zone 5b)
dorisrdh2017
Oct 6, 2017 5:45 PM CST
Should I use it now to enrich my soil around plants or save until spring? I live in western NY zone 5. I have it in a compost bin made of wood pallets and it is well rotted horse manure mixed with straw.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Birds
Image
Weedwhacker
Oct 6, 2017 7:09 PM CST
I'd wait until spring, when the plants are beginning to grow and need the boost.
"Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained."
- John Powell / Cubits.org - A Universe of Communities
/ Share your recipes: Favorite Recipes A-Z cubit
C/F temp conversion / NGA Member Map
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Image
DaisyI
Oct 6, 2017 9:56 PM CST
So would I. You don't want to encourage growth this time of year.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
Image
Turbosaurus
Oct 7, 2017 6:17 PM CST
I would wait till spring too. Why would you do all that work when your plants are about to call it kaput till spring? If you spread it out eveything will leach into the soil, leave it in a nice big pile.

The only exception I would make is if you have an herb garden. Pile it deep and thick around your tender perennials like rosemary, thyme and parsley- you literally want to almost bury everything but the tips- and they may survive the winter. Don't do it now, when its still 80 degrees, they'll rot. Wait till it cools off and the plants slow down... 50 degree days and high 30s at night.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Daisy with bug"