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01 Feb 20 paul polglase (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have planted pumpkin seeds from last years plants every little bit of space I can find in my yard this summer, plants are coming up everywhere and noticed the first pumpkins growing and looking very healthy. I was wondering if I can put a illtle bit of chicken manure around each plants base, as I think it,s the best thing to add to the garden, but away from the stems to give them areal kick in the guts?
03 Feb 20 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You should have done this in preparing the soil before planting the seeds. You need composted manure. Fresh manure won't do much for weeks until it is composted. Your plants will tell you how they are going. Good strong green looking plants don't need a good kick in the guts. Pale yellow weak plants do not have enough fertiliser.
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