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    Ive gotten my mitts on some well rotted horse manure today, i was wondering when is the best time to add it to my allotment, also should i put it on the top of my beds and let the worms do their magic or dig it in
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    I would have thought now is as good a time as any! Just don't put it where you are going to grow your carrots / parsnips - and where you are hoping to put lime down for brassicas.
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    Like Jeanied said, make sure you think about which crops are going where. Spud beds will really appreciate the muck! certainly do not put where you are going to grow roots.

    Also fruit will appreciate the extra goodness!

    I generally leave mine on top (don't really know why actually, think it may protect soil from having nutrients washed away, at least if it rains too much then the nutrients from the much will be washed into the soil) but that could be a load of twaddle! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue411 View Post
    should i put it on the top of my beds and let the worms do their magic
    I would always mulch rather than dig-in (because I believe in no-dig systems)

    Also, don't put a mulch on frozen ground, or you trap the cold in the soil
    I mulch in spring when I empty & move my compost bins

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    Thanks for the info guys, my beds are soft at the moment so i might put it on over the next few days
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    I grow alot of veg in tubs and added 2inches of manure in each tub last week. Hopefully the worms will have done the hard work for me when I start to plant out.
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