ANOTHER DELIVERY OF HORSE MANURE TO MULCH VEG BEDS – 1st wk in January 2014

A welcome sight, the arrival of another load of horse manure, thanks to Dara Ward and the Kellys of Killinick.

A welcome sight, the arrival of another load of horse manure, thanks to Dara Ward and the Kellys of Killinick.

We  are lucky to have found a friendly stable owner who knows a friendly haulier of manure since we moved here to Tacumshin, near Rosslare, in Co. Wexford. The other morning, not long after dawn, Willie Kelly arrived from Killinick by tractor with a large trailer load of horse manure in tow. The last load Willie delivered is not fully used yet but it has become inaccessible by wheelbarrow. The heavy rain in the last month has created a temporary pond between the manure heap and the vegetable bed. It will do no harm for the manure to be left to rot down until such time as the ground dries up anyway.

The latest load of horse manure is located much nearer the new veg patches so no excuse. The veg beds are marked out. As soon as the soil is a bit drier, we’ll be out to turn the sod, mulch with manure and cover the fresh beds with black re-useable plastic sheeting. Meanwhile there is pruning and coppicing to be carried out while the apple, pear  and other trees are bare.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Brendan Byrne on January 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Pity Willy Kelly cannot deliver a horse load of manure to gardens and allotments in London.All the stables here ,except Willowtree use shavings which take the goodness out of the soil.

    Keep us supplied with lots of news.Greatly appreciated receiving all your tips.

    Best wishes,

    Brendan

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