I am just kind of winging this. For starters, I don’t think that you are supposed to use horse-shit in the garden because any seeds that the horses have eaten will germinate.
I did anyway because who has cow shit nowadays? I figured that I could combat this problem by tarping the whole deal over until we planted; then once the rows are planted we (Sarah) can lay down newspaper and cover that with salt hay to keep the weeds at bay. I sprinkled in some chicken shit and some ash from this years burn pile in just for good measure. The chicken shit was seasoned so as not to ‘burn’ the plants…something I should have looked into for the horse shit.
70′ of tarp that I used to cover the freshly tilled garden this morning. Gale warning up from 6pm tonight through tomorrow mid-day. I can’t envision any problems.