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Rabbit Manure Rich In Organic
Matter And Nutrients


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Rabbit Fertilizer Comes Pelletized Direct From The Source

Rabbit Manure

Typical N.P.K. analysis of   2. 1. 1.


Manure from rabbits is another very good source of plant nutrients, unlike other manures it can be used on the garden fresh without danger of burning plant or plant roots.

Usually the manure from rabbits is clean and without bedding or other contaminates because most of the waste falls through the wire floor of the cage and accumulates under it in a metal or plastic drop pan.

Rabbit fertilizer comes from the rabbit already conveniently package in dry pellet form. Rabbits are often fed almost exclusively on alfalfa pellets making a manure rich in organic matter and nutrients.


Application

This manure will break down supplying nutrients over a period of time, as with all organic fertilizers, depending on several factors like temperature, soil moisture and how active your soil microbes are.


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The best way to apply rabbit manure pellets is by sprinkling it around your plants, a cup or two per plant depending on plant size and manure availability. Being in dry pellet form this manure breaks down slowly releasing nutrients and feeding the valuable soil microbes.

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Work the pellets gently into the soil 2-4 inches (5-10 cm). Mixing the manure into the soil rather than leaving it on top speeds up the decomposing process.

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Even if the soil has plenty of moisture giving the area fertilized a good watering will further help in getting the manure to start breaking down. If the pellets are exceptionally dry it will help to soak them for and hour or so before spreading around the plants.

Rabbit Manure Tea

Tea made from rabbit manure is another way to utilize this great plant nutrient.  Preparation, as with other nutrient tea, is pretty basic.


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Soak 1 cup full of pellets per 1-2 gallon (3.8 - 7.5 liters) of Chlorine free water. While breeding a large population of beneficial bacteria is an important part in nutrient teas it is not the main aim when making a liquid fertilizer using manures, however, as there are beneficial bacteria in the liquid it is still worth the effort to use chlorine free water .

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Stir the tea well, cover and leave 2-3 days stirring every day. The strength of the brew will depend on the amount of manure used and the time the manure is left soaking.

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This batch was made with 6 cup of manure in about 4 gallons (15 liters) of water. After 24 hours most of the pellets have disintegrated but if left for another day it will be a stronger brew.

Keeping in step with simplicity, once the tea is to your liking pour the manure solution around your plants.


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Most manures have a high fiber content so there will always be some residue in the liquid making it necessary to strain the liquid to apply with a watering can. The residue can be put in the compost heap or spread around in the garden.

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A simpler way is to stir the manure tea and use a bucket to apply the manure tea including the reside. Nothing about nutrient teas/liquid manure is written in stone. It’s the wonderful thing about them, you do what works for you and your garden situation.




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