Asked on Jun 22, 2017

Can I use chicken manure for my tomato plants

by Rhonda
  7 answers
  • Liz Toone Liz Toone on Jun 22, 2017

    Chicken manure is an excellent fertilizer for tomato plants. It's pretty stinky though.

  • FL FL on Jun 22, 2017

    Yup! Just be careful about how much you use and in what form so it does not "burn" your plants :  ; Good luck!

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Jun 22, 2017

    Fresh manure is very high in nitrogen, so you need to let it dry and cure before you apply it to your plants or it can burn them, and even kill them. I would not use a lot of it due to the nitrogen content....just sparingly.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 22, 2017

    Hi Rhonda, Yes, you can use chicken manure on your tomatoes. Don't pile it on though or you will burn your plants. Use it as you would use any manure. Hope this helps.

  • Carole Triplett Brooks Carole Triplett Brooks on Jun 22, 2017

    The best ways to use manures for fertilizing are to apply to the soil and work it in at least a month before planting or to compost it and apply to plants when it is well decomposed. A tomato plant can use up to 10 pounds of dry compost in one growing season depending on what the compost is made from.

  • Jme Wurz Jme Wurz on Jun 22, 2017

    Yes, but sparingly. A little bit goes a long way. My father used to add some to a 5 gallon bucket of water and use it that way.

  • Lm2bz Lm2bz on Jun 22, 2017

    Chicken manure is very acidic. You should compost it for at least 6 months to make it less do or it will burn your plants. Mix it with yard waste to help.