Why use chicken manure?
Chicken manure is a completely natural plant food and one of the most widely available on the market. Used for many decades by farmers, chicken manure is also a popular choice for home gardeners looking for a non-synthetic plant food.
Although quite variable, the pH of chicken manure tends to lean towards the alkaline side of neutral, so chicken manure should not be used to feed acid loving (ericaceous) plants.
How to use
During soil preparation/planting time: sprinkle evenly over the soil and mix in well. During dry weather, water well after sowing seeds and planting out.
During the growing season: sprinkle evenly over the soil around established plants. Gently work it into the soil surface with a hand fork or how without disturbing the plant roots and water in thoroughly.
For established plants and plants in containers: apply every 4-6 weeks during the growing season, from March to the end of August, when plants are actively growing. Water in well afterwards.
Soil preparation and new plants: apply at any time you are preparing new beds and borders, 7-10 days before sowing or planting.
Where to use
Use for feeding all around the garden.
How often to apply
Every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
Always wear gloves when gardening. Only use where there is a recognised need to feed plants. Keep away from the plant leaves and stems. Do not exceed the appropriate application rate. Increasing the dosage may result in damage to your plants.