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How To Prepare Organic Fertilizer From Manure — A Featured Article

It is generally thought that organic fertilizers are only used in organic farming. That’s not true as any kind of created by living organisms is considered to be organic. But for use in organic farming, the base material the organisms create the fertilizer must be organic and contain no chemicals. One of the most widely used matter in organic fertilizers is manure, but most of the time it’s used in a wrong way in hopes to keep the original content. Here we’re going to write a pretty simple and good way to maximize the nutrition value of manure for your plants.

The tricky part of this is :

In the first step, we’re not going to press it together. So, mince the manure as much as you can. It requires air to heat up, which will kill the foreign seeds and keep your garden clean of intruding plants. Pile the manure but it shouldn’t be higher than 1 and a half meter. If it’s too dry, add some water as dry manure will not heat up. The tricky part of this is to keep the temperature at around 60-70 degrees, if it gets higher than this, there’s the risk of your fertilizer burning and being ruined. For this reason you might check the temperature and if it gets too high, turn the manure inside out. Keep doing this until all of the manure becomes the same color.

For the second step, we’re going to make the manure usable by the plants without effort. Add water to the manure and press it together as much as you can and make sure it won’t get air. Now, without air another kind of bacteria will take over and process the manure into a great fertilizer.

The points of consideration:

  1. Make sure your spot for fertilizer creation is safe from outer elements such as rain and wind.
  2. You should cover the manure but for the first step make sure it gets enough air.
  3. Remember to add water to the manure if it gets too try, the bacteria will need some moisture.

With this steps, the manure will be much more efficient than before and your plants will be healthy and strong.

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  • Viktor Korpashev March 27, 2009, 19:02

    Be careful about the foreign seeds in the deer manure, I’m sure you don’t want some of the stuff they’ve been eating in your garden. Step 1 in this guide is especially important for you. And yes, you should still try to mince them because the surface of the lovely little olives will be dry and hardened. So mince them and pour some water over them for best softening effect.

    I’d advise not to toss them into your vegetable bed without doing at least this but we don’t really have any deers around here so I wouldn’t have any first hand experience of what happens if you do, hehe. Maybe you’d like to experiment for us?

  • Elizah Leigh March 27, 2009, 15:27

    This might be a silly question, but if I wanted to fertilize my garden this summer using deer manure, would it be just as effective as cow or sheep manure? I live on 11+ acres of woodlands in the mountains of Colorado and we have TONS of deer visiting all the time. There are so many deer droppings (in certain spots around my home) that it would be quite easy to scoop them up with a shovel and toss them into my vegetable bed. Deer leave behind little pellets the size of olives, so I have to wonder — is it really necessary to mince them up with a shovel as you suggested (above)?

  • aydeen May 8, 2010, 01:41


    Thanks for your attention to my mail.

    I am going to invest in production organic fertilizer because there are many aviculture in my area, so I am interested in this field.

    However, unfortunately I don't have any experience in this field.

    If it is possible to you, please give me some basically information to start in this field.

    There are 40 aviculture (30000 bird in each) in my area.

    I have a farm near (10000 m2).

    Can you tell me, if I want to invest in this field:

    What should I do at first?

    Can you explain, which capacity I will need?

    I know that you are so busy, But If you guide me, I will so thank you.

    Best regards,


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