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Post by Alpen on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:58 pm

I am seeking a recommendation for the equivalent of Growmore fertiliser. Looking to start planting potatoes this weekend and in need of some.

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Post by Amber on Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:50 pm

I have plenty of well rotted donkey manure if you are interested.

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Post by Inkflo on Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:48 am

I have found that Algoflash is by far the best all purpose fertilizer around.
I buy it in big bags from Cora, or our local agri merchant. It goes a very long way as it's in granular form and you have to use it sparingly, but each Spring, I scatter it all over the garden, lawns, veg plots, bushes and the results have been excellent.

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Post by Alpen on Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:41 am

Inkflo, thanks for the information. I'll get some today.

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Post by Inkflo on Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:01 pm

Alpen wrote:Inkflo, thanks for the information. I'll get some today.
I would put some rubber gloves on when you're scattering it, if you have a cut, it stings like the devil!

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Post by Myriam on Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:57 pm

Like Amber I go for horse or donkey manure, as do the locals.
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Post by Alpen on Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:03 pm

Amber: Thanks for the offer of some donkey manure but it is the wrong time of year to dig into the veg beds. I should have done it last autumn.

Inkflo: Bought a 20 kilo bag of Algoflash from our local Gamm Vert. It was €27.95 although I'm sure it would be cheaper in other places. Obviously popular as it was still on a pallet, not on the shelves.

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Post by Inkflo on Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:35 am

I will never use farm manure again. We had a fly infestation after the eggs that were in there hatched, and it was a miserable summer! Sad

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Post by Alpen on Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:15 am

Inkflo: I have never heard of that problem with manure before but it is worth knowing about. I usually dig in compost from the garden to improve the soil but I don't have any this year.

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Post by Inkflo on Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:59 pm

Alpen wrote:Inkflo: I have never heard of that problem with manure before but it is worth knowing about. I usually dig in compost from the garden to improve the soil but I don't have any this year.

Might have been unlucky with that load, but I'm not going to take the chance again!

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