Who Flung Dung has been with Neutrog ever since they began turning chicken poo into fertilisers, but Neutrog only ever thought of it as a nuisance – adding time to the process of creating our range of microbiologically diverse fertilisers. And Neutrog certainly hadn’t given it a name – except for maybe ‘let’s get this crap out of here’… which is pretty much what they did… until recently.
Who Flung Dung is What?
Neutrog’s raw product (and we mean raw) is chicken poo. It’s literally scooped from the chicken shed, piled into the back of a truck and delivered to our facility at Kanmantoo. From there it’s heaped into thermophilic (heat retaining) piles, inoculated and left to compost for around 3 months. The composted poo is then screened to separate it from the crappy chicken-shed bits.
Then one day Neutrog realised these crappy bits weren’t actually crappy at all, but a nutrient rich composting straw (mixed with a small amount of wood shavings). Plants would thrive on it and it’s sustainable – a totally natural, recycled product that would benefit growers (and us). It was a bit of a wow moment.
Why Who Flung Dung?
So, what to call this super straw… ExStrawdinary? Hay Baby? Hmm… not quite.
Neutrog chose Who Flung Dung because quite a bit of chicken poo flies through the air during the screening process. (Another reason why they thought the straw was a nuisance).
Where can I buy Who Flung Dung?
Who Flung Dung has been available in bags around Adelaide for a while. But why pay top dollar for a product just because someone put it in a bag with a fancy label? We are pleased to announce it is now available as a bulk product from Newtons Building and Landscape Supplies. You can still buy as little or as much as you need but buying in bulk saves you money. You can even have it delivered to your door, 7 days a week.
WhoFlungDung Yields Fantastic Results in Stirling
Nothing makes us happier than hearing people are experiencing great results from Neutrog’s products – it’s what we’re here for, after all. We heard Ruth Hemmerling, who has shared the incredible results her Adelaide Hills garden has achieved with use of Neutrog’s new organic super-mulch, WhoFlungDung.
After building a house on a vacant block in Stirling, Ruth recognised the fabulous opportunity to start from scratch with a plot of land that was much more manageable in size than her previous home. The empty lot was filled with 50 year old pine trees that were crawling with ivy and the ground was mostly a combination of sandstone rock and clay, which was problematic. Inspired by the beautiful established gardens that Stirling is renowned for, Ruth was up for the challenge.
As any good gardener knows, the most important aspect of any garden is the soil. Eager to get the soil conditions just right, Ruth paid top dollar to have tonnes of “premium” soil delivered to the property, but was disappointed when the soil quality seemed to be not much better than sand
Duncan from Corromandel Native Nursery recommended Ruth give WhoFlungDung a try to improve the soil health and promote better growth and weed reduction. Ruth spread WhoFlungDung mulch over her Australian native garden, woodland area and large areas of shrubbery that includes Camelia, Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
Ruth said, “I spread the delicious smelling, fine brown mulch thickly everywhere. I know the plants were thanking me, being the end of summer and needing protection for their young roots. Now, a few months later, as I dig in more and more plants, this mulch is going through the soil adding much needed texture and goodness.”
Ruth also noted the winter rain has helped seep the WhoFlungDung goodness down to root level. The only plant deaths she has had are a result of frost, which she puts down to a bad choice of plants.
“Everything else without exception is budding, flowering, growing! It’s so exciting and not even a full year here yet!”