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Original Message Horse Manure as Additive
If you use it directly on the garden,
it could burn existing plants. The best
time to put it on is in the fall, mixed
with leaf litter. Otherwise, I would
compost it for a year first. It should
amend your soil quite fast, but you
have to continue to add organic matter
at least in Spring and Fall for a
couple of years before you get the soil
you want. ALso, if you are using it
direct, you should have your soil
tested. You may over fertilize, which
is just as bad as not fertilizing
because of the Nitrogen leeching.

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