Chicken manure old enough?
I received some manure from a friend that he said had been piled up for 60 days. This manure came out of a commercial house. When I got it and started shoveling it was steaming in the middle and still had a strong odor.
I spread it on my garden and beds on 01/23/11 and tilled it in on 01/30/11. I've since learned that I should wait 90 days for most crops and 120 for root and lettuce type crops between fresh manure and harvest time.
I won't plant my tomatoes, cucumbers, etc until 05/07/11 so I'm not to worried about those. However. I might start planting radishes and lettuce on 03/01/11 and would harvest my first radishes by 04/01/11.
Is the 60 days piled up and steaming a good enough time for the manure to breakdown? Should I have any concerns about bacterial contamination from this manure in my radishes and lettuce on 04/01? Also, is the 90/120 days a wait time for planting or harvesting?