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Article: The Big Ears - Spotlight on Colocasia and Xanthosoma: elephant manure

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Williston, FL

July 2, 2008
12:41 PM

Post #5192128

What are the pros or cons using elephant manure in the garden ?
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 2, 2008
2:20 PM

Post #5192519

I don't have any experience with it, but if it is fully composted, I'd think it would be fine. Fresh manure should never be used in the garden.
Petersburg, VA

July 8, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #5221121

I don't know abut elephant manure, although I believe I've seen it for sale at zoos. As far as composted or fresh manure goes, I've been using fresh horse manure on my roses for several years now. I was told by a woman who grew up on a farm that the fresher the manure, the better, as it will not burn the way that uncomposted cow or chicken manure does. I don't let it touch the canes of the roses, but I pile it up around there, and then I cover it with newspaper and mulch, as it will sprout weed seeds otherwise.

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