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Horse Manure Tea ?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Eakern & Dog, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    I have two 32 gallon cans of raw horse manure and was wanting to experiment with a manure type of tea . Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Better off composting it first, pile should reach 140 degrees for at least 4 days, then make tea from the compost once any pathogens are cooked out.

    My aussies love those pet smart frisbes too, esp the pink ones and the orange ones. The male likes to chew and mangle them though, so we go through about a dozen a year.
     
  3. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    Thanks for the info. I will throw it on the pile and wait. I'm getting antsy to try this :) My pooch gobbles up the PetSmart Frisbees as well. I got a new one on-line that has been indestructible so far called JAWZ. You can buy one at the link below.

    http://www.skyhoundz.com/discs.html
     
  4. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Thanks for the link!

    If you want to try something, get some good finished compost and make tea from that. For you to completely compost that manure it will take about 6 to 12 weeks.
     
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    I have to ask, is this drinkable tea?? If so, how would you tell your friends you are having a horse poop tea and crumpets party??
     
  6. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,231

    Chicken manure works great in low doses. Granular.
     

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