Use of Manure

andrearkMarch 26, 2014

I have used manure when I plant roses, but now I have a large bag left over from planting. I normally fertilize monthly with Dr. Earth 'tea' and on alternating weeks foliar spray with Neptune's Harvest/fish emulsion.

How can I use the leftover aged manure? I don't want to
'overkill". So, how can I use it?

Thanks,

andreark

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mzstitch(Zone 7b South Carolina)

Andrea I top dress my roses every spring. Just spread a couple shovelfuls around each plant. I normally do this in early spring as my roses are leafing out.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 8:08AM
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andreark

I just fertilized them last week. Can I use the manure so soon after that?

Thanks for answering,

andreark

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 9:35AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Yes, use the manure scattered around the plant. It is much milder than the fertilizer and also slow-acting. I often combine the two.

Kate

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 3:21PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Spread it evenly on top of the rose or any other flower bed. As Kate says, is breaks down slowly.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 3:51PM
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andreark

Thanks guys.

By the way, did you see my post about the 'spring flush 08' by someone named pappu? I was just wonderin if anyone knew
how he fed, etc., his roses. I've never seen such a prolific
growth of roses.

andreark

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 4:26PM
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andreark

Oops, I almost forgot to ask....Does manure sprinkled on top of compost (or whatever) attract dogs? I have one that loves to dig in my rose beds...

andreark

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 4:29PM
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campv

Don't know about the dogs, but I shovel manure on everything. I mean I shovel it on @.98 cents a bag I can.
The roses get it every spring along with the grass, bulbs, fruit trees etc. I have tons of earth worms. About 3 or so weeks after the manure application I start using granules then follow it up about 3 weeks after that with fish emulsion.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 5:02PM
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nikthegreek(9b/10a E of Athens)

Yes, manure, especially if it is not fully composted, can be a problem if dogs roam around in the garden. Many dogs find it irresistible.
Nik

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 11:27AM
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twinkletoad(7B)

I add some composted manure (Black Kow) around my roses throughout the season and I think it's made a huge difference in their overall health and vigor.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 11:30AM
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