Granulated manure: organic fertilizer

Manure in the form of granules is an organic fertilizer obtained from the manure of stable animals (as the name suggests), so we are talking about cows and, in general, cattle, horses, sometimes also sheep and goats. The manure is moistened, a process that prepares it for use as compost, and then dried.

Being dry and granulated it is a very useful product for the organic garden, especially if you are in town and manure is difficult to find, also excellent to use in the container garden on the balcony.

As an alternative to small pellet cylinders, this fertilizer is also floured, it’s the same product, it just changes shape.

Characteristics of this fertilizer

Manure pellets are one of the most widely used fertilizers for organic gardens, derived directly from animal manure and therefore share many characteristics with manure.

The effects of manure:

  • Fertilization. Manure provides the nutrients needed by plants, including macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium).
  • Modifier effect. Improves soil structure (makes it softer, increases soil’s ability to retain moisture). This makes gardening easier (less fatigue, less frequent watering).

Advantages of this type of fertilizer:

  • Manure is an organic fertilizer, it can be used in the organic garden.

  • If it gets wet, it can be used “at the last moment” on the plant without it rotting, it is not necessary to turn it months before in the ground.

  • If it’s a “slow release” fertilize gradually reducing the risk that excess fertilizer will damage the plant by “burning” it.

  • has an excellent nitrogen/carbon ratio (helps maintain a good balance in the soil, promoting positive decomposition processes for soil fertility).

  • be dry little smell, convenient to store and carry and it’s easy to find. For this reason manure is a perfect substitute for manure, especially in urban gardens and on garden patios.

  • It is a fairly complete and ductile fertilizer , without major studies can be used well or badly in all situations. It lends itself to the garden (virtually all crops), as well as gardening, fruit plants and flowers.

Disadvantages:

  • Compared to manure and compost, it is decidedly less soil amendment the added substance is quantitatively less, so if you want to obtain a rich, soft and well-structured soil, manure is not a suitable substitute for fertilizer.

  • stay on the ground less that manure and compost, being pulverized and dried on the one hand, are immediately ready for the plants, on the other hand the rains prevail more easily, often eliminating part of the nutrients and macroelements.

Self-produced slurry with manure

In addition to distributing the granules on the ground, the granulated manure can also be used to prepare a liquid fertilizer, macerating one kilo per 10 liters of water. In this form, it is perfect for the balcony orchard or for any fertilization intervention requiring rapid absorption by the plant.

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