fresh horse manure on garden
Since we have lots of horse manure and straw, I was thinking about putting down a 6" layer of the manure/straw in my garden. I would just scrape a small trough in each row where I wanted to put seeds -- I wouldn't work in the straw.
My goal is to keep down the weeds, and hold in the moisture. Would fresh manure leach too much nitrogen. Would I attract too many flies (Southern Ontario)
I put just straight straw under the tomatoes last year, and it seemed to keep them cleaner and moister. But would I regret fresh manure?