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Spread compost? Or wait til spring?

Posted by linnea56 z5 IL (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 26, 11 at 22:26

I never got around to spreading the bags of compost (really manure) that I bought this spring.

Should I do it now, or would that encourage soft growth from plants that should be going dormant about now? Most of my gardens are mixed, perennials and bulbs both (lots of lilies especially, plus daffodils and some tulips).

Thanks!


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RE: Spread compost? Or wait til spring?

do it just before the ground freezes ... when your plants are already dormant ... maybe mid to late oct in z5?????

with spring thaw.. and rains.. it will wash the good stuff into your soil ..

you are spot on on not doing it when the plants are trying to harden off for winter.. that is a real bad time to mess with anything that MIGHT be a fertilizer ... hard to tel with generic bagged manure ...

we want it there for spring..

might want to keep the bags in the garage.. so they arent frozen solid. when you decide to do it.. lol.. been there.. done that..

ken


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