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Is it safe to use donkey manure in a vegetable garden?

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Donkey manure is quite safe to use in a vegetable garden. The manure should be allowed to age or cure for several weeks before it is used, or else the gardener risks burning the vegetable plants.

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The chemical composition, nutrients and texture of donkey manure is very similar to that of horses. Because donkeys are vegetarians, their manure does not have a strong, unpleasant odor. It can also be placed in water and strained to create a manure tea.

Most retail establishments do not carry this product. Those who live in an agricultural area may have a good source of donkey manure nearby. A local county extension service may be able to suggest possible sources of donkey manure.

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