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Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by Beekissed, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Jun 13, 2018
    Beekissed

    Beekissed Garden Master

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    Me too. I had a stalk for breakfast this morning...one of my precious few.

    Here's a pic of my lemon balm, fully three times the size it was last year....

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    Love that bench! I assume you built it?

    I know I've asked this before but can't remember the answer. Am I supposed to use straw or hay?

    Just found some FREE 40lb bags of bunny poop mixed with Timothy hay and alfalfa. Also 13 gal. bags of wood pellet litter soaked in rabbit pee. I don't want to add anything right now to my garden until after the garden tour. Should I get some now and save them till fall? They are at a rabbit store that also takes in rabbits for adoption so they always have a supply. It's about 20 minutes from me so not too far.

    Mary
     
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    Beekissed

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    Well...that bench used to be Aliza's little bed we built for her...remember that? Then I put it out in the garden for a season, but the bedstead part of the bench fell apart in the weather, so we had to give it a new frame...the only part that survived from the old bench was the seat part, hence the blue paint left behind...need to torch that paint off so it's down to the wood. Eli built the "new" improved garden bench...that thing isn't going to break down any time soon. Most of that wood is locust.

    Use hay if you can get it, straw takes a long time to compost and it has very little nutrition in the stems/stalks. Hay is loaded with nutrition...it's like putting lawn clippings on your garden, which turn to black gold in short order.

    Rabbit manure is a cold manure, so it can be placed directly on the garden without composting. The pee soaked wood pellets should be okay too, as the nitrogen in the urine should bind nicely with the carbon of the wood~only problem with that is the first hard rain, all that pee will get washed directly into the soil, leaving the wood behind. I'd place them differently in the garden, for that reason....I'd use the pee and wood out in the general areas, but side dress with the poop directly, if wanting to use it all now.

    If not, get it now and you can compost the pee and wood, then use the poo and alfalfa on the garden now.

    What a blessing to get bunny poo!!! I advertised for some this year and didn't get a single bite. Would love to have a supply of bunny poop.
     
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    Bee get a rabbit, mine is really not a lot of work. One rabbit can produce a lot of manure
     
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    Check pet stores where they sell bunnies. They have to change and get rid of that bedding. That's what this one does. Not sure if they have rabbits year round. Since they have them for adoption also, they probably do. Also check with your animal shelter to see if there's a rabbit there. I know ours occasionally posts that they have some for adoption. Hopefully an employee doesn't grab that poop first, haha

    Mary
     
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    I've had rabbits...used to raise meat rabbits. Only problem is that I can no longer eat rabbits due to gout and I also no longer wish to raise any animal in a cage. I look back on that now and cringe about the quality of life of a caged rabbit. Oh, they were fed and well cared for, but to only live in a certain space that never changes, never to forage for their own foods or get to burrow or do anything that comes naturally to a rabbit...it's just too cruel.

    If I did rabbits now they would be either raised colony style in electronetting or tractored so they could have fresh grass every few hours of the day. Either way, there would be no way to collect their manure. At this point in my life and my current lifestyle, rabbits just aren't in the plan.

    But I'd still like to have rabbit poop if folks need to get rid of it.
     
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    Beekissed

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    It's pretty rural here, Miss Mary...when they clean rabbit cages in the local farm/feed store they just dump that stuff in the grass out back of the store or it goes straight in the trash. They wouldn't bother to save it for anyone either, they are just not that nice of people.

    Most of them have never gardened, nor raised any livestock themselves, so they could care less about where poop goes or who may want it.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2018 at 3:19 PM
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    Question - my cardboard supply is far exceeding my compost/manure supply.
    Should I store it somewhere until I am ready to start layering? Or can I go ahead an put it down without putting anything on top of it?
     
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    I wanted to kill a section of grass for a patio. I laid down cardboard nothing else. Worked great but I did get a note in my mailbox about how it looked.
     
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    as promised, picture from the other day, the poles are 4ft tall...

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