Goat manure is used by many gardeners these days for creating optimal growing for their plants as it works as an excellent fertilizer. The dry pellets are easy to collect and easy to apply to the soil, unlike other animal manure, and it enriches the soil for an enhance in crop harvests. Goat manure is used in almost all types of gardens, like flowering plants, vegetables, herbs, and also, fruit trees. The best way to utilize manure is by composting it and then using it as mulch.
In manure composting, the pellets are naturally broken down into the organic ingredients, into a lose and soil-like form. These are the steps carried out in composting goat manure:
- Gather the goat manure that is fresh into a heap. Bring it to the side of the garden or flowerbed. Mix the pellets with straw or sawdust. This will provide carbon for the compost.
- Add nitrogen based waste to the manure heap. This can be fresh grass clippings, vegetable waste, or fruit scraps.
- Add carbon-rich waste to the manure as well. This can be dead leaves, shredded newspaper, or straw.
- Mix all the manure and waste with a manure fork, and then scoop it over the garden soil. Spread it to a 2 to 4 inch layer over the top of the soil.
- Leave the goat manure to compost over the garden soil itself for a few weeks. Till the material to the top 6-inches of the garden soil with a shovel or hoe. Sprinkle with water whenever needed.
After a few weeks the manure and other materials break down, and form a soil-like compost!