Rabbit poop fertilizer can truly change a garden; and if you have rabbits you have an endless supply of droppings at your disposal. Why not make that waste into something you can use for an amazing garden?
Now I know that most gardeners dread having a rabbit in the garden. Rabbits are know to mow down veggies, burrow holes and generally not a friend to our gardens. BUT they can be. NO, I am not suggesting that you allow some bunnies to run willy nilly through your garden….but rabbit poop fertilizer should.
We have used rabbit poop in our garden from our pet rabbits and meat rabbits for years.
Rabbit droppings are little nuggets of nutrition with phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen. It can also contain trace elements of sulfur, calcium, copper and magnesium. Can we say organic super fertilizer?
The secret to our healthy vegetable garden? Rabbit poop fertilizer! Let me show you how we use it!
So how can rabbit poop fertilizer be used in your gardens?
- Straight From Pan to the Garden
Rabbit poo is not a hot manure so it can be used strait from the source. If you don’t use a lot of bedding (hay is ok) in your pans, you can pretty much take your poo straight to the garden. Sprinkle a little bit of the droppings around your garden and let it slowly release nutrients into the soil. I prefer to bury mine a bit to prevent flies but it isn’t necessary. But don’t worry about a stink, rabbit waste doesn’t have much of a smell to it at all.
- Give Transplants a Boost
When you are digging a new hole for a transplant to your garden, add a little rabbit poop into the whole before putting the plant in. This give the roots and instant fertilizer to tap into.
- Compost Rabbit Poop
Rabbit droppings are wonderful additions to your compost. They will add a rich boost of nitrogen to your compost pile and I have found they break down pretty quickly. This is how I use most of the rabbit waste that we have and it is part of making the rich soil that we use to grow our vegetable garden.
- Brew Rabbit Compost Tea
Rabbit poop compost tea is another fantastic option for that super rabbit poop fertilizer. To make it you’ll want to soak 2 cups of rabbit droppings in a 5 gallon bucket full of water. Keep that tea covered and only uncover once a day for stirring. Make sure you keep your brew as far away from the house as possible because the flies love this stuff! It will take about 3 – 5 days for the poo to completely breakdown, settling at the bottom (it won’t dissolve completely). But keep the brewing tea in a warm, sunny, spot for best results.
Use the rabbit compost tea to water you plants, giving them an infusion for nutrients. See more about the benefits of compost tea.
- Create a Worm Sanctuary
If you have an outside worm or vermicompost bin you can add your rabbit poop into worm farms; red wigglers especially love rabbit poo. You’ll want to combine the droppings with materials like straw, newspaper and coconut coir.
There you have it – 5 ways to use rabbit poop fertilizer for a better garden. Happy gardening my friends!