Another question about manure!
North East England, United Kingdom
I am in the very early stages of planning some new flower beds in my front garden. The ground has been compacted under gravel for at least the nine years that we've lived here, and probably quite a bit longer than that. When I eventually get around to actually preparing the beds, I was wondering if I could dig some manure into it to improve the soil, and whether this is the best thing to do anyway or if I should do something else (and if so, what?!) My local farm shop sells manure, but my books tell me that it should be well rotted - how do I know if this manure fits the bill? Any advice very much welcome! Thanks all.
- 10 Jul, 2009