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Manure as amendment when direct sowing annuals

5 months ago

I posted this question on a couple of other forums but I just saw this forum, so thank you for reading this.

I keep reading about how great composted steer/cow manure is for our (mine is clay) soil. I know my soil needs some type of amendment before planting anything this spring. I always add store bought "compost" before putting in transplants but have rarely, I mean rarely, done direct seeding.

Do you see any problems using an inch or two over the planting area and digging it in a few inches before I direct seed some zinnias, sunflowers, marigolds, cosmos?

I am also going to have to figure out how to be patient while I wait to see these beautiful flowers.

Thank you!! Ginny zone 9B

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