The first part of February is a perfect time to add nitrogen into your planting beds, so long as they are snow-free, to allow spring growth to get a great head start. Though many experienced gardeners will commonly use manure as an additional means of protecting seedlings, we at DKL recommend using a â€œplanter’s-mixâ€ soil, which though containing about 25% manure, also contains topsoil and other organic additives, resulting in a much lighter color of dirt. Occasionally, manure has been known to literally burn seedlings in germination, specifically in Colorado with its 300 plus day of sunshine a year. The dark, almost black, nature of manure actually absorbs the sun’s rays, literally cooking the plants.
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