Can I Dig Horse Manure In & Plant Now?
I'm a totally new gardener. From about 6 months ago. Time now to redig and work my beds and do better this time than last time - which was pretty much a chaotic mess and mainly a failure. Vegetable gardening we're talking about.
And the main thing to do seems to be to properly prepare the beds. I plan to use horse manure for this.
I've googled and read many posts in many places about this and nowhere seen a definite answer to what I want to do:
Can I dig horse manure into the beds now and start planting in them almost immediately? In say a week or two?
Everything I read talks much about composting the manure and spreading it around the plants.
We have no space for composting though I suppose I could find some if I had to - if it is for the good of the garden - and I don't know how to do it. Just let the pile stand there?
And, as I say, there's no plants to spread it around yet. And I've had instructions elsewhere to 'dig in some animal manure and let stand a couple of weeks'.
Hence my question.