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I am new to allotment keeping and have seen about using chicken manure pellets to help boost the soil. What is the best way to use them
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I used to use 6x as a top dressing but tend to use fish, blood and bone instead these days, both in the soil when planting and hoe'd in as a booster later in the season. I think folk thought it would replace manure or compost, not too sure it does to be honest.
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.
I use chicken manure I've no option I've got 8 chickens I find it very good
I also use chicken manure pellets& find it extremely good for beefing up poor soil, great for roses and sweet-peas
I use chicken manure but not the pellets, just the flakey type as found not all the pellets broke down. I have very sandy soil and I find it really helps & gives the plants a great boost - brassica's love it. Through the season I also use it about 3 times for the greenhouse crops, along with appropriate tomato feed. It's really noticeable - plants that were sulking or looked spent get another flush.
Make sure they are watered or dug in. Cats and foxes are attracted to the smell and use as a toilet.
You could soak the pellets in water overnight give it stir, water around plants, saves disturbing the soil.
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