That dog poo problem - It's historical now, as our last labrador died just over a year ago. But we used to put garden dog poo in a plastic composter well away from the garden compost bins intended for the veggies. One of these dogpost-bins had over 10 years of quiet decomposition. I recently took off the plastic bin and admired the healthy-looking product inside. It looked perfect - dark, friable, full of happy invertebrates. However, both knowledge and superstition tell us that dog poo on your radishes is a bad idea, however well-rotted. So the question was - what on earth to do with it?
Here's what I came up with. To one side of our vegetable patch we have a stand of 'Bocking 14' comfrey which is used as a green manure/mulch or for making liquid fertiliser. We have grown it here since the mid 80s. Rather than use the 'dogpost' directly on food plants, I thought I would feed it to the comfrey, which has had little fertilisation over the years. I reason that once taken up by the roots and turned into plant tissue, with the leaves used as previously, we should keep any risk of food contamination to a minimum.
I'll be interested if anyone else has found a promising/safe way to deal with this problem.
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20 March 2016 07:04:14
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