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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How to Use Cowdung in gardening and Tips for effective Use of Cowdung for Plants



How to Use Cowdung in gardening ? since olden times  we have heard that adding cowdung helps the plants to grow healthy and give good flowers and fruits.In city life we  hardly come in contact with cowdung and what is available is ready mixes which are packed in plastic packets and this is all we  get to give nourishment to our  plants.
Here I share How to use cowdung  as a fertilizer and Tips for effective Use of Cowdung for Plants,
Cowdung use in growing plants, can help to provide all the nutrients needed for healthy growth of your plants and greens. 
Adding some dried cowdung in the soil while planting will give a boost to the growth of your new plant and also help in flowering or fruiting faster.
Fertilzer cowdung use in gardening, till date is the best fertiliser for all types of plants, vegetables ,fruits and flowering plants.

How to use cowdung for flowering plants:-
Cowdung, does have a very very strong smell when wet! if you can tolerate this then it will work wonders to any plant.
1) Always use dried cowdung only for plants grown in containers in homes or terrace  gardens. Unlike farms and open fields where fresh cowdung is added, as there is exposure to direct sunlight we do not get the same in cities. In case  you have a  diary or cowshed nearby it will be easy to get fresh cowdung but the process is too tedious. The fresh cowdung also may contain germs and insects, worms, (done all this, therefore sharing! what gardening has made  me do I would never dream of doing otherwise ever) always collect fresh/dried  cowdung with gloves.
Take extra precautions for diseases and flies near fresh cowdung. Best to get some dried cowdung, but if you can't and have fresh cowdung, select a thick plastic container or sheet and spread the fresh cowdung in full sunlight too dry off soon.  Be ware it will emit foul smell and gases in process of drying off. Keep it away from children, pets and senior people. Cowdung needs to be dried off well to be added to home plants.
2) Drying off of fresh cowdung takes from fifteen to thirty days depending upon the exposure of direct sunlight. So better avoid drying of cowdung in rainy season.  It will start stinking and the whole environment will stink.
3) Once the cowdung has dried well, remember to break the chunks of cowdung again to fine pieces till it gets dried well.
4) This dried cowdung can be added with a little soil mixed or just by itself to flowering plants and vegetables and trees. Break pieces of fertilizer  and add to plants every six months or  once a year, depending upon the plant type and individual  requirements.
5) Cowdung is the best natural fertilzer till date and always proved to give results within few days! Though now we get some ready mixes with calculated proportions of nutrients to help the plant bloom faster, minus the smell!
Every gardener loves to get good blooms but do take precautions before bringing fresh cowdung home.What happens when you add fresh cowdung? the whole place  begins too stink and even in full sunlight the process  is quite slow.  There are also chances of any disease spreading due to flies and other insects seen near the cowdung.Plants may get a heavy dose of  fertilser which may not always be good.
Another very important thing is that fresh cowdung clogs the soil after few waterings and soon the whole   plant may die off if not cared for.
If not sure of how much fertilizer to add,  always use sparingly. It is better to add less  fertilizer  than kill the plant with over dose.
Add cowdung in small qualities with other fertilizers once a way is the best option today for container gardening at home.
You will never be left empty after a feeding of dried cowdung and your plant will give you good returns in form of healthy big sized blooms. I would  say from gardening experience that it is worth the effort. 
With the year 2013 coming to an end  I wish all my readers HAPPY Gardening! with roses and many flowering plants growing in full swing in this winter, I still  love to keep our garden in proper shape and neat, with so much color and fragrances, I wish it blooms better and may i add (squeeze, hardly any space left)  some more unique plants to our family, this year there have been a few losses and a few new additions, part of gardening.
am wishing everyone a great  life ahead!
Red Rose Flower in Garden
Thank you for coming by Garden care Simplified,  reading  and sharing my posts and commenting and   connecting,  so much on our best companions and friends , our plants,  All the Best!
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17 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I would like to ask when we brought pot plants from nursery few month it shows great result but after 2 to 3 months the soil of pot plants turn very hard and plant is not doing so very well.

    I would like to ask is that we have to change the pot soil every 2 to 3 months. Please let us know how mush month you change pot plants soil?
    And what is going wrong that soil turn very hard especially in month of October-Novemeber like rock?

    Thanks

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  2. Hello Anonymous,welcome to Garden Care Simplified.
    Yes this is what happens with every plant bought from any nursery. The clay in large quantity and fertilizer added gives firm support to the new plant as it is heavy with large flowers in the small pot.
    The soil has lots of clay and additions that helps to give us great flowers for some time. Then the soil turns hard especially in winters.
    You will have to loosen the soil, avoid to damage the roots, sometimes crumble it with hands (ha ha ha I have to sometimes break it with hard objects as it feels like real rocks!) to break the chunks. It is a bit easy when the pot is over watered and soil is wet.
    It is advisable to change or mix new soil every year or depending upon the individual plant needs, maybe six months.
    Mix pure grainy red soil with this mixture to make the soil well draining and healthy. In all this repotting, take care not to damage the roots of the plant.
    Hope this helps.
    Take Care and All the Best!

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  4. Thanks a lot Rock Hudson for the encouraging comment, Welcome to my blog Garden Care Simplified!

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  6. Thank you ma'am for amazing tips...

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  8. I had planted a mango seed in my garden around 6 years back and now it has turned out to a big healthy mango tree. Since last year i am expecting it to start flowering but it has not yet. Can you please guide me as to what steps i should take so that the tree starts flowering and produce mangoes.
    Warm regards
    Gautam.

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  9. I had planted a mango seed in my garden around 6 years back and now it has turned out to a big healthy mango tree. Since last year i am expecting it to start flowering but it has not yet. Can you please guide me as to what steps i should take so that the tree starts flowering and produce mangoes.
    Warm regards
    Gautam.

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    1. after u buy fish and clean it, just dig near the base of the mango tree and leave it there and cover with soil. just one time. it will start giving mangoes from that year's season. we've tried it twice in 2 different places and it worked.

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    2. and did it in the 3rd or 4th yr and have got great mangoes last 3 summers. last 2 years there's mini season in winter too with just a few insignificant ones.

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    3. 2014 summer I counted more than 100. it must be the potassium or something in the fish that helps.

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    4. Oh Wow, touch wood, God Bless! Raksha, thanks a lot for the advice, I am sure this will help!

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  10. I had planted a mango seed in my garden around 6 years back and now it has turned out to a big healthy mango tree. Since last year i am expecting it to start flowering but it has not yet. Can you please guide me as to what steps i should take so that the tree starts flowering and produce mangoes.
    Warm regards
    Gautam.

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  11. I had planted a mango seed in my garden around 6 years back and now it has turned out to a big healthy mango tree. Since last year i am expecting it to start flowering but it has not yet. Can you please guide me as to what steps i should take so that the tree starts flowering and produce mangoes.
    Warm regards
    Gautam.

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    1. Hello Gautam, Mangoes do come up after a waiting period of seven to ten years.Sometimes they may also take longer. They will give out beautiful flowers first, maybe in Jan Feb. You can then expect fruits.
      Its a natural process.
      All the Best from Rizwana!

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