My garden smells like crap!
May 14, 2007 7:52 PM Subscribe
I put cow manure in my garden. Now our backyard smells like crap. Is it going to smell like this all summer? Is there anything I can do to make the smell go away faster?
posted by onlyconnect to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's my first real garden in our lovely house. Cow manure seemed like a good idea at the time. Actually to be honest it's possible that the smell is coming from the "potting soil" that I put in this weekend -- I really smelled the exact same smell as I was lugging that soil from the gardening store (plus I did not use that much cow manure anyway).
In any case, it's an awful smell. It may even be a smell that is wafting over to the neighbors. The neighbors have beautiful gardens that do not smell like crap. Is this going to go away? I've only prepared the soil at this point, not planted anything -- will planting help the smell dissipate? Help!