J. Arthur Bower’s Organic Farm Manure is an organic soil conditioner. Use it to improve drainage as well as aeration in clay soils and also add body to light sandy soils. It provides a natural source of organic matter to encourage healthy growth. Finally, it also improves soil fertility by adding vital humus and plant foods to the soil.
- A rich organic soil improver ideal for boosting soil quality
- Natural organic matter enriches soil by adding vital humus as well as nutrients
- Improves soil structure and water holding capability
- Perfect to dig in or act as a mulch
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It can be used to improve drainage as well as aeration in clay soils and also add body to light sandy soils. It provides a natural source of organic matter to encourage healthy growth. Finally, it also improves soil fertility by adding vital humus and plant foods to the soil.
Improving clay or light soils
Apply a 5 – 8 cm (2-3″) layer on to the soil and work in. Use in spring or autumn.
To reduce moisture loss and suppress weeds around roses, shrubs, beds and also borders apply a 5 cm (2″) layer across the soil surface.
Planting roses, shrubs and trees
Mix one part of J. Arthur Bower’s Organic Farm Manure with two parts top soil for the planting hole.
For brassicas, peas or beans, dig a trench and cover the bottom with manure. Fill the trench with a mix of one part farm manure to two parts top soil. For planting tomatoes, courgettes, etc., fill planting holes with a mix of one part manure to two parts top soil.
Apply manure around established fruit trees in spring to improve yields. Do the same round fruit bushes and canes for bigger and better fruit on raspberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries. Pre-dressing flower beds with manure will give better blooms.
For better aeration and drainage apply a 2.5 – 5 cm (1-2″) layer on to the soil surface and work in before laying turf or sowing seeds.
- Wear gloves and don’t use in an enclosed space to avoid breathing in dust
- Not suitable for use with ericaceous (lime hating) plants
- After use, wash hands before eating, drinking or smoking
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will my pets or wildlife be attracted to this product?
A. Organic Farm Manure may be attractive to some animals. We recommend you dig the manure in well when using.
Q. Can I use this for raised beds?
A. This manure will make a perfect addition to your raised beds as it is a rich source of organic matter. Use in a 60/40 mix of compost and other organic materials such as top soil.
Q. Can I use this for houseplants?
A. We would recommend using a compost specifically designed for houseplants such as our Houseplant potting mix.
For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org