Re: [gardeners] Expression

Jane Burdekin (
Mon, 21 Feb 2000 10:41:08 -0700

I don't know when or where, but I suspect that seedlings are tender and if
you add manure it will burn the little seedlings up.  My other thought is
that if they are vegies and you add manure after they are growing it could
be a bit unhealthy depending on how careful you are with the manure.  Just
a thought. 

zone 5 Colorado

> From: Byron Bromley <>
> To:;
> Subject: [gardeners] Expression
> Date: Sunday, February 20, 2000 3:20 PM
> I read some where that there was an old expression
> "Do not add manure to the garden after the seeds have sprouted"
> Does anyone have any idea when/where this might have originated and why?
> Byron