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    borrego, check out " The Seed Guy " if you're on FB. Great small family business, the owners usually answer the phone, they have tons of information and guides as well as great organic non hybrid seed, even grains.
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    Cammie is a gardening god. I thought my 50 foot by 100 foot garden was big. Snowing here , lows in the teens next week. Our last frost is mid- May. If the rain doesn't stop and is as bad as last year , I won't even be able to plant this year .

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    Sounds like it's time for you guys up North of me to start thinking some serious cold frame gardening! Wow!
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    This is what we had delivered X3, every year for 5 years. It was 20.00 a load X3 load plus 100.00 for deliver for each truck, so $360.00 a year for 5 years. After that, we had a single truck load every year for 5 more years 120.00.
    Now we just have a single load delivered every 3 to 4 years to to add our own compost to for general ammending. Inbetween those every 3 to 4 years we ammend in early Spring with only our compost that we make ourselves.
    Our gardens soil is pretty established now.
    From this point on, we will just go pick up a load in the pickup every couple years for 20.00.

    Its tough when you start out with crap/lifeless soil and turn it into gold.

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    The years I plant heavy my garden is maybe 3/4 acre. That dont include fruit trees, nuts, blue berries, or grapes. Which maybe total another 1/2 to 3/4 acre.
    My longer term goal is to build a high tunnel. That would extend me out to 9 or 10 months growing season. Maybe by the time I retire.
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    What do yawl think about using horse manure to amend soil? we have quite a bit of it :-)

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    I use it in my own compost! Just make sure it's composted and not green. Dig from the bottom of the pile. Waste not want not!
    Rule of law in gardening is that you can use any mature from animals that are NOT meat eaters.
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    What do yawl think about using horse manure to amend soil? we have quite a bit of it
    like Cammie says,
    Waste not want not
    but you need to age it, it is too "hot" right out of the horse.
    and watch out for undigested seeds in it.
    think of it as a savings account or CD - early withdrawal has penalties.
    let it age like fine wine - a year or two.

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    Hence, composted, not green.💩

    Quote Originally Posted by explo72 View Post
    like Cammie says,

    but you need to age it, it is too "hot" right out of the horse.
    and watch out for undigested seeds in it.
    think of it as a savings account or CD - early withdrawal has penalties.
    let it age like fine wine - a year or two.
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    A mater just don't taste right unless it was raised in horse sh!t.
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