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Pet Waste and Composting / Manure Tea

  • Subject: [cg] Pet Waste and Composting / Manure Tea
  • From: Christianstreet@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 08:21:31 EST

I've been seaching the web but haven't found an answer to this question, so I 
thought I'd ask a group likely to have both gardening lore and unconventional 

I've been beautifying an urban vacant lot for a couple of years, and am 
trying to keep costs to a minimum.

I also own a large dog and wish there were something I could do with the 

I know there are good reasons for not using pet waste in compost where the 
final product would be used for food-growing, just as I'm told that the solid 
waste soil amendment I get from the Water Department should only be used on 
ornamentals. But it would surely tickle my sense of thrifty re-use if I could 
brew up some doggie manure tea for my peonies. Being car-free, a trip to the 
solid waste place takes a lot of planning, whereas the dog produces every day.


Laura Blanchard

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