Using rabbit manure

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by belibutn, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any know if you can put rabbit manure right onto the garden or into the soil before planting?

    We have a 20 pound bag of the stuff from my sister, who raises rabbits, and were wanting to mix that into the soil with some left over mushroom compost and then plant some potatoes there this week, along with some other colder weather veggies.

    Will this work, or do I have to let the ground mellow for a year before planting?
     
  2. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let it mellow.
     
  3. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rabbit manure is not 'hot' like chicken manure and is ok to use it straight in the garden if it is not mixed in with other things like hay or shavings. Wonderful for gardens and roses. [​IMG]
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Unless your spreading it really thin you need to let the manure age. Fresh manure can/will burn your plants. You can put the manure in a pile next to the garden and use it next year if you are wanting to plant now.
     
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Quote:Golden is right, its great for gardens and will not burn plants.
     
  6. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks for the info everyone. I'll mix it in and use it sparingly, just in case. I just want happy potatoes!
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Rabbit poo is the only poo you can put directly onto your garden. It will NOT burn plants.

    But it is still poo, --use as you would aged manure.
     
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I use it in my petunias and they are always full and bloom like crazy! Since we have 3 house rabbits I dump the rest by the side of the house, where I scatter flower seeds for the birds and everything is so lush in the birdy jungle LoL
     
  9. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    yep, rabbit poo won't burn. Those little nuggets are time release fertilizer. You can sprinkle a thin layer all over the garden. Roses especially love them.

    HOWEVER, I was always told not to put any manure with the potatoes... I think it increases your risk of scab. But I don't really know..kinda sketchy on that. Can you really plant potatoes now? Never thought of them as a fall crop.
     
  10. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    Make rabbit tea [​IMG]

    Then pour it on your garden
     

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