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Chemical Fertilizer alternatives

  • 15-11-2021 5:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 849 ✭✭✭ Easten


    Any ideas for what you can do to replace the Chemical stuff that we've become so dependant on.

    I've gathered up what fertilizer I have left around the place but will still be short by up to 8 ton and I'm only a handy operator, what will the big operators do?

    The alternatives I have so far are

    Lime, watery slurry, well rotted Farmyard manure are the obvious ones but I'm wondering is there any value in Wood/turf ashes also there was a form on here before about making some form of charcoal fertilizer.

    There's an old lime kiln on the farm, I presume they were doing something like burning something with limestone but what exactly used they be doing?



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