Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Watermelons and chicken manure

Posted by rayrose 8SC (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 12, 10 at 9:59

For the past two years, I've been able to add a truck load of aged horse manure, mixed with sand, to my watermelon patch. I've since lost my supplier, and the guy that tills my patch for me, can get me a load of chicken manure in
place of it. I know that chicken manure is high in nitrogen, and I'm wondering, if it will be too strong for watermelons. Will I be risking getting a bunch of white
hearts. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Watermelons and chicken manure

It will do ok if You incorporate it early like fall or winter. If it is fresh I would not use close to planting time.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here