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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 27th September 2013, 05:48

Dianne, I have heard of pea straw use for years on ALL the garden shows. On trying to find it was fruitless. As it has become for abundant and trendy(my word) it seems it can be found in rural stores or the big B shop.
As for sheep poo, it is my opinion that it should be made into a tea to eliminate any chance of weeds, mostly nettles, the resulting left overs from the tea could then be incorporated in a compost bin safely I reckon.
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 27th September 2013, 13:32

Thanks John & David, I had heard of the Pea Straw as you say maybe a trendy thing at the moment. In regards to the Making of Liquid Manure. I have a spare Wheelie Bin, if I fill it with water, do you think I could suspend a hessian bag of Manure in it. If so, how much Manure and how long do I leave it there for.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 27th September 2013, 15:56

Answers in the morning from me. I have to go, it's "beer o'clock" somewhere.roflmao 
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Post by neptune on 27th September 2013, 19:00

If you have a wheelie bin which is about 220litres, then fill your hessian bag with half a bag of cow manure.....let it soak for three days, but give the bag a good squeeze every day to get more of the good stuff out of the bag.....this bag should last two 3 day soakings and then tip the manure on to garden. Before distributing the liquid tea, stir it all up before tipping it on to the garden. Also remember that because you don't know the concentration level of your tea, do not put more than one litre per plant. The other thing to note is that you need to keep an eye on the hessian bags as they have a tendency to rot after a few weeks and the manure will just fall out of the bag.........

Now this is one way to do it, but there is a better way to make this same tea a lot better...."aerobic"....ie: passing air thru this same mixture for 12 to 24 hrs.....this will turn out to be the ultimate mix if you get it right
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Post by SueH on 28th September 2013, 13:26

Dianne.  I've just spoken to a friend of mine who is a retired wool sorter and knows a lot about sheep - even sheep poo!!  Now he has just told me you should fill your wheelie bin to the 1/4 "mark" with bought sheep poo and then fill the bin up with water.  Stir with a rake or similar, every day for 2 - 3 days and then you can use it on the garden.  If you think it's too strong - it makes your eyes water when you smell it, you may not need too - dilute it by 50%. Try it and let me know.  He swears by it!  


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Post by Dimity Cottage on 28th September 2013, 14:33

Thanks for the info John & Sue, I will have to buy myself another Wheelie Bin, to get the cow & sheep going. I will let everyone know how I get on. I have to find the manure first, around here I am not sure about the sheep but I will ask my Produce Store.
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Post by dennisd on 28th September 2013, 17:36

My grandma (Nan) used this recipe in the 1950's and she had the best garden in the district organic fruit, vegetables galore and flowers to drool over. She never bought any fertilizers!!! But I guess she used a kerosene tin not a wheelie bin.
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Post by dennisd on 28th September 2013, 17:44

I had a good walk around the Old Parliament House Roses yesterday and they are jumping out of their skins. They all look so healthy. Just side dressed with turkey manure and then given half to one liter per plant of worm liquid at 400 mls per 100 liters of water. The combination is sensational. I spoke to my worm supplier this morning at Braidwood Markets and he said I could up the rate by half again or more but if it was working then stick to what I was using! I bought more worm juice and also worm castings to start my own farm. Terry the worm man also gave me a sample analysis of worm liquid which I will scan and place on the forum in due course.
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 28th September 2013, 17:58

dennisd wrote:My grandma (Nan) used this recipe in the 1950's and she had the best garden in the district organic fruit, vegetables galore and flowers to drool over. She never bought any fertilizers!!! But I guess she used a kerosene tin not a wheelie bin.
Dennis
Hi, Dennis, am I missing where the recipe is and do you use it?
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 28th September 2013, 18:02

Has anyone ever uses EMU POO as I can probably get hold of that or is there a reason I should not use it??
If it can be used how should it be used??  Digger
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Post by SueH on 28th September 2013, 18:11

You might get "leggy" plants!!! LOL

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Post by Dimity Cottage on 28th September 2013, 18:20

Ha!Ha!Ha! He!He!He!

Need I Say More???????
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Post by dennisd on 28th September 2013, 18:50

Dimity, quarter fill container with sheep or cattle poo then water. stir for three days or more, (occasionally), and then drain off. You will have a strong brew so reduce by 75% or so with water then water on to your plants. Stand back and watch them grow.
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Post by AutumnDamask on 29th September 2013, 06:26

I may have to go out into the paddock and collect a Magic Collection of poo - sheep & alpaca. LOL
Normally, we try to collect the sheep poo once a year from under the shearing shed.
We have a spare wheelie bin... Very Happy
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 29th September 2013, 12:14

It would be cheaper for me to go to Bunnings or Masters to get a new Wheelie Bin than come to Victoria for one (what a pity). Have fun in the POO. Still haven't had anyone say if they have or know of someone who has used Emu Poo.
Keep Digging..  Digger
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Post by neptune on 29th September 2013, 17:13

Dimity Cottage wrote:Still haven't had anyone say if they have or know of someone who has used Emu Poo.
Keep Digging..  Digger
 
 
Its pretty hard running behind a emu to catch its poo in a bag........[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post by Happy roses on 29th September 2013, 18:04

Stand in the back of one of those safari 4x4's with a pole and a net on the end, running along side the emu...
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 29th September 2013, 18:39

You Guys really are a SCREAM...What a way to spend an Evening after a day Fertilizing & Cutting Spent Rose & Flower Blooms...I could think of nothing better to do than relax and read these threads. Thanks, Please...
Keeps me Laughing..  roflmao
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Post by paulh on 29th September 2013, 22:51

In regards to worm liquid, can you overdose a plant or is it safe to use in any amount, concentration or frequency. any ideas
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Post by neptune on 29th September 2013, 23:39

you can put it 100% around the base of your roses
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Post by paulh on 30th September 2013, 00:08

neptune wrote:you can put it 100% around the base of your roses
Thanks for that neptune, I finally got around to making my first attempt at worm juice.
To 15 litres of water (that I left standing for 2 days) in a porous bag I put in 3-4 big handfuls of castings suspended in the water with a small aquarium pump, pumping away, after 15 odd hours I added 3 tablespoons of molasses. Anyways it will be ready tomorrow. So with that mixture I was thinking about using 200mls per litre of water,
what do you think? Also would you use the same rate for a foliage spray?
  
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 30th September 2013, 08:10

Just want some thoughts on use of SUDDEN IMPACT - I have been given a couple of ideas for applying and want to get some members ideas.
1. Told to Just sprinkle around the base of the Rose Bush and let nature water it in.
2. Told to pull back the mulch sprinkle on, lightly fork in and then put back mulch.
My question is - Do you think the Fert will wash in enough to let Nature takes its course?
3. Those of you who use Sudden Impact - Do you use it every 7 weeks?
Also does Sudden Impact do any harm to any Roses or is it safe to use on all?
I have used Worm Juice at different strengths and had no problems using around the base of plants. Even my Voilets have never objected.
Have a Good One..  Digger
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Post by dennisd on 30th September 2013, 09:11

Have just started my own worm farm so watch out roses.
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Post by dennisd on 30th September 2013, 09:16

Dimmity, I use worm juice in OPH roses at 400mls per 100litres of water which is a low concentrate but the roses love it. I repeat each 6 weeks. This is in between the regular fertiliser or manuer. Dennis

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Post by SueH on 30th September 2013, 12:52

Dianne, I use Sudden Impact and I pull back the mulch , sprinkle it around, wash it in and replace the mulch. I use it every 7 weeks or so, also used it on many different types of roses. They love it along with the worm juice. Yum!! LOL

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