Horses are not my favorite neighbors, but they (sort of) serve a purpose.
‘Fertilizer’ is a polite term for ‘recycled vegetation’.
‘Recycled vegetation’ is a polite term for something else.
This is not a synthetic type of fertilizer that gets tossed about or poured on. It gets added to compost and allowed to compost some more before being spread out as a mulch over the surface of the soil, just before chipped vegetation gets dispersed over the top. Alternatively, it sometimes gets mixed into the soil. It is quite useful. You can’t beat the price.
It is recycled differently from the compost or chipped vegetation (from a brush chipper). It is recycled through a horse, or more specifically, two horses. As the picture above suggests, it begins at the front of the horse, and ends at the rear of the horse, which is not pictured.
The horses happen to be quite efficient at recycling vegetation. They do it all the time. They are…
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I love the name: recycled vegetation! The only prob i have with unprocessed manure is (where we live at least) is that it contains disgusting grubs which you need to remove as they will eat the roots of plants. Does composting kill the grubs?
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I have never seen a grub in our compost. Skunks may get them first.