For fertilizing, along with mineral fertilizers, organic fertilizers are traditionally used: mullein, manure, chicken droppings. The latter is more valuable in composition. For feeding tomatoes, chicken manure is bred, soaked, and brought in dry. The effect is felt within 2-3 years, and the result is…
For fertilizing, along with mineral fertilizers, organic fertilizers are traditionally used: mullein, manure, chicken droppings. The latter is more valuable in composition. For feeding tomatoes, chicken manure is bred, soaked, and brought in dry. The effect is felt within 2-3 years, and the result is visible after 2 weeks. Almost all garden plants can be fertilized with bird droppings: vegetables, berry bushes, fruit trees.
APPLICATION OF CHICKEN MANURE BEFORE AND AFTER PLANTING SEEDLINGS
A good practice is to fertilize the soil with chicken droppings before planting seedlings in open ground. The droppings (at the rate of 3.5 kg per 1 m²) are evenly scattered over the garden bed and the soil is dug in order to deepen the fertilizer and mix it with the ground. Liquid fertilizer is applied 6 liters per 1 m². Important! It is not permissible to feed tomatoes with undiluted fresh poultry droppings. Also, when planting seedlings, it is impossible to place top dressing in a hole prepared for the plant. In early spring, tomatoes are supported with 4 or 6 kg of pure chicken droppings m2, which is mixed with peat or diluted with water. Liquid chicken manure, to feed tomatoes, is prepared from dry or fresh chicken: 1.5 kg for every 10 liters of water. The plant is watered with fertilizer immediately after preparation, 0.7-1 l of the nutrient mixture for each bush. Advice! To exclude the burn of tomatoes with chicken droppings, liquid top dressing is applied after abundant watering of the bush with water or rain.
HARVESTING FROM FRESH DROPPINGS
One of the simplest recipes for liquid fertilizer: collect 1 liter of fresh or already dried chicken manure, pour 20 liters of water. Leave the resulting suspension in the garden, away from home – ventilate. After 10 days, the fertilizer will be ready. Apply it by watering the aisle.
Some farmers prefer to water tomato bushes with chicken manure infusion. It is prepared:
dissolving dry or liquid chicken manure in water in equal parts;
for several days, insisting in a warm place.
To prevent the specific smell of fermentation and urea from spreading from manure, the container is closed with a lid. The fermented infusion, to use, is still diluted (1 part of the concentrate to 10 parts of water). During the cultivation of tomatoes, the infusion is recommended to be used twice: 20 days after planting the seedlings and after the next 30-35 days.
Since fresh chicken manure is not recommended due to possible burns of plants, gardeners use this recipe:
- sawdust is poured into the prepared place in an even layer;
- poultry manure is spread on top with a layer of up to 20 cm;
- sprinkle sawdust again;
- lay out the chicken again;
- sprinkle on top with a layer of straw and earth.
After the interaction of the layers for a month and a half, the resulting compost is ready for use. For next year’s harvest, fertilizer is prepared in compost pits. Chicken droppings are mixed with soil and placed in a prepared pit, at the bottom of which there is already a grass covering from the tops of the harvested. The next year, rotted chicken manure is mixed with sawdust, straw, peat and is used as a top dressing for tomatoes in the open field and on greenhouse beds. Advice! To reduce the unpleasant odor coming from the compost pit, sprinkle it with a layer of soil or straw or a mixture of both. It is also convenient to apply bird droppings in the fall while digging the soil – a dry chicken is scattered on the ground, for uniform fertilization, the layer is leveled with a rake. Experienced farmers pre-wet the manure with water.