Using Sheep Manure Need Help

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  1. Chrisle

    Chrisle In Flower

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    I bought a bag of sheep manure compost. I would like to use some for my tomatoes and squash when I put the sets into the garden. I really need your advice. So, what do I do? Do I use both sheep manure compost and commercial fertilizer? How much would I put in the hole for the tomato or squash? The instructions on the bag only state for acreage. I don't want to over kill and burn my plants up. You are all so knowledgeable so I know I can't go wrong following your advice. :)
     
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    You do not need commercial fertilizer if using manure compost. I use goat manure compost from my goat barn, I add about a cup or two to the bottom of each tomato plant.
     
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    Thank you DeepWoods. That's exactly what I wanted to know.
     
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    I would never use commercial fertilizer unless it is organic. Fresh sheep manure may burn your roots. But manure compost, use just like deepwoods said.
     
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