Horse Manure is the best you can do for your plants and their performance. Watch vegetables flourish, flowers proliferate, shrubs and vines bloom more abundantly than ever before. No stores here on the Cape can you buy composted horse manure. Compared to other manures it is the best: chicken manure is dangerously ‘hot’, burns from too much nitrogen; cow manure is too weak to notice much difference. Horse manure is like Goldilocks said of the chairs and porridge, ‘just right’ with a near neutral pH and great balance of nutrients.
It is not the nutrients alone that does the magic, it is the mass of digested organic plant material loaded with beneficial microbes that will set your plants to abundant performance.
Why don’t stores and nurseries sell horse manure commercially? Because it lasts only one year, a short shelf life, should not be used when too old or it is nearly dead. It must be fresh composted and that is the only way Mill Pond Garden will sell it.
Buy just what you need for this current year and use it up this 2021 growing season. This is why we only sell by advanced placed orders, so we produce only what can be sold out this spring, when the batch is done to perfection after 120 days.
Mill Pond Garden does all the hard processing effort – composting manure takes about 120 days, needs pulverizing, needs turning, needs aeration, needs to be kept slightly moist, but not too wet, nor exposed to rain. This is a lot of work.
The order deadline, December 1st, is because the composting process has to begin by mid-December to be ready by mid-March.
When you come to pick it up all you need is to give your name. We will have a print out of names and quantities for orders.
The freshly composted horse manure is GOLD for value and benefit to plants. Better than any other organics you can buy, measured by results your own eyes will not be able to mistake. Don’t waste this on lawns which do fine with slow release chemical fertilizers or pelletized chicken manure (if you want to be organic). Store bags in shade. Use on house plants, annuals, vegetables, perennials, flowering shrubs, or vines.
Are you a user of mushroom compost? Please try this instead for way better results. The mushroom compost comes from horse stables with sawdust and horse manure and urine in it, but after growing mushrooms for a year, it is worn out of nutrients and very weak, still decent organic material, but not much nutrient value which is why the mushroom growers get rid of it to get freshly composted horse manure. You should want what those mushroom growers know to get, freshly composted 120 day old horse stable muck – manure, urine, sawdust, straw. And ours is fortified with Magnesium sulfate and Dolomitic Limestone to bring the pH to near neutral and to provide the extra benefit to fertility of other essential nutrients: Magnesium, Calcium, Sulphur, and humate Carbon.
See the Label below . Order yours with the Purchase Fertilizer button above and order the number of bags. We estimate the 18 lb. bag, chosen for not being too heavy for most people to handle, will fertilize about sixty to eighty plants such as an annual, perennial, or house plant using a modest handful around each such small plant, over root zone. For an established shrub like a rose, use about three to five heaping handfuls around root zone, thinly scattered. The nutrients leach down in the soil to the roots, starting the beneficial soil microbes multiplying, the ones that feed the plant. Earthworms love it and at night come up and carry the compost down deep into soil spreading the fertility as they go.
Buy now before the December 15th deadline and collect the product in first ten days of spring 2021. We will send one email reminder when pick up time comes. No refunds. No changes in orders. We will not compost and prepare more than what is sold in advance. Potential supply may be limited to a total of 300 bags.
This is the stellar fertilizer Mill Pond Garden’s Gardeners make for its own use. Our plants show the benefits. Now we are willing to share, since community gardeners can’t buy its equal anywhere else.