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    I have a dustbin full of sloppy llama manure ( at least the top looks sloppy) Do I dig it into the soil or bery it or add it to the watering can or what

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    I would spread it over the top of any empty ground you have and let the worms go to work on it.

    Anything that is left in Spring when you want to start planting can be forked into the beds.

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    Thanks rusty - I have been looking at it and pondering about it since I found it in March

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzyf View Post
    Thanks rusty - I have been looking at it and pondering about it since I found it in March
    OK I have to ask ....... was it fly tipped or something?
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    I use Alpaca pooh which is quite dry, I collect it in an onion sack and suspend it in the water butt. But as yours is a tad loose I should just spread it on the surface.

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    I think it's loose because it's been left to ferment, and it's gone anaerobic ~ is it smelly? Alpacas are grazers like sheep and their droppings are little pellets too.

    It needs oxygen in it, so it can decompose properly: I definitely wouldn't bury it, you should add it in layers to a compost heap, mixed with shredded or balled newspaper.

    I've added poop straight to the soil before, never again: it was full of weed seeds which the animal hadn't properly digested.

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    No it wasn't fly tipped. It was given to my husband. When I dug the garden for him last back end he asked if I had dug his llama manure in. I didn't know he had any but said I would do it in the Spring. Lost my darling Januuary but am trying to do my best with his garden. Don't really know much about gardeneing. Didn't think about it in the Spring but found this plastic dustbing of sloppy stuff so suppose this must be the Llama manure.

    Cheers folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzyf View Post
    No it wasn't fly tipped. It was given to my husband. When I dug the garden for him last back end he asked if I had dug his llama manure in. I didn't know he had any but said I would do it in the Spring. Lost my darling Januuary but am trying to do my best with his garden. Don't really know much about gardeneing. Didn't think about it in the Spring but found this plastic dustbing of sloppy stuff so suppose this must be the Llama manure.

    Cheers folks
    My sympathies on your loss.(()) You will find lots of help and support here if you decide to keep going with the garden. If it's very big and you need to scale down till you are more confident, there is lots of information about how to control weeds with cardboard while still growing things like pumpkins and squash through it. Good luck and don't be a stranger.

    PS I'd follow TS's advice.
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