Crawls are useful and highly productive animals. These animals do not only go for meat and skins, but also produce rabbit dung, which is used as a fertilizer in the garden.
Rabbit manure is considered the most valuable type of manure among all that give pets. Farmers even jokingly call it "rabbit gold." The use of rabbit manure is widespread, on the basis of which fertilizers are produced on an industrial scale. The composition of this natural substance in many ways succeeds cow or horse organics. The consistency of it is drier and denser, therefore it is very convenient in transportation.
This substrate contains potassium, nitrogen, magnesium, water and organic matter, which enhance the growth of plants and their vitality.
An additional advantage of "gold" is that it can be used without even composting. This is explained by the composition of the mass: there are no weed seeds in it, because the rabbits eat only the stems and leaves of weeds. Composition manure is safe for humans and animals. The only caveat is the proper storage and regular cleaning of cells, preventing the reproduction of coccidia. These harmful microorganisms can harm the rabbits if the litter remains in cages for a long time without cleaning.
How to make fertilizer from manure?
From rabbit raw materials, you can make a useful fertilizer for a vegetable garden, flower beds and any part of the land on which garden crops grow. To do this, rabbit manure is specially converted into a nutrient mass for the land and plants. To make high-quality fertilizer, the substrate from rabbits is mixed with other types of organic matter. To the mass add food waste, for example, cleaning.
All this can be located in the back of the yard or cottage in a specially designated place - the compost heap. It is good to run into a bunch of worms, but you need to make sure that they process only part of the raw materials, and not all. After about 1.5 months, the heap is stirred, and the worms are removed from the lower layer. So it turns out humus fertilizer for the garden, on which any crop grows well.
You can make and liquid bait from rabbit manure. To do this, put a kilogram of litter on a bucket of water, insist about 12 hours, stirring regularly. Then pour a liquid plot for planting crops at the rate of 1-2 liters per 1 square meter. For the injection of the substance in advance digging wells. The frequency of feeding - 1 or 2 times a year, for example, in spring and autumn.
Useful and harmful properties
Rabbit litter is suitable for the whole garden, any garden crops grow on it perfectly. Its organic composition is maximally beneficial for plants, creates a good nutrient medium for them. There is one dangerous feature in the rabbit "gold" - this is high toxicity when disposed of in the soil in its pure form. Without prior preparation, he "burns" the plants, releasing methane and over-saturating the earth with nitrogen.
The practical application of rabbit droppings is varied: in dry form, as humus, compost, and even in a liquid state. You can use prepared manure for feeding cucumbers, tomatoes, as well as plants such as pumpkin, potatoes, zucchini. With success, you can fertilize and various types of seedlings, fruit shrubs - gooseberry, currant, barberry.
For a tomato, top dressing should be applied to the soil before planting young bushes, and not under the seedlings themselves. Tomatoes are very sensitive to any nitrogenous substrates, and can "burn out" even with a small dose of manure. Now let's learn more about how to use rabbit fertilizer in different consistencies in the garden.
The use of fresh rabbit compost is undesirable! It must be prepared, otherwise it will release methane and ammonia, and it will “kill” young shoots. Fresh dung mass can only be diluted in water and feed the soil, not more.
Manure composting is the oldest, but still the most effective way to take a big crop and help plants grow strong. Compost cooking is very simple. For this, plant waste and soil (peat) are added to an arbitrary amount of manure substrate. You can put there rotted leaves from the garden at the end of autumn, vegetable waste without mold.
Moisturize the compost pile with water or a solution of mineral additives. After 45 days the compost is stirred, compacted. All this should be in the shade, the pile can be closed with a tarpaulin or thick cloth. In winter, a layer of sawdust not less than 35 cm is piled up. If you form a heap in March, you can use it and fertilize a vegetable garden as early as next winter.
In winter, the compost is scattered around the garden, so that in spring, when the snow melts, the soil is saturated with useful substances. Further watch video about creation of a biohumus.
Use rabbit fertilizer can be in dry form. This is the only kind of organic matter from animals that can be applied dry. Dung components of other animals can not be recycled. The pellets are dried under the sun, powdered, and then mixed with the soil. On 3 kilograms of the earth put one tablespoon of powder.
This dry fertilizer is also recommended for indoor plants. Flowers grow well, do not get sick and bloom profusely. Favorite flowers enough to feed before planting or during transplantation.
Humus is a product of processing manure and earth by earthworms, insects, and microorganisms. According to the farmers, if the manure of rabbits is processed by worms, the smell from it is minimal. The higher the humus index in the soil, the more fertile it is. Ideally, the resulting ground mass should be scattered over a plot of land and cultivated. So you get the perfect plot with high fertile performance.
Farmers using dung rabbits claim that the yield of all crops after it is simply excellent. Praise and scattering method of snow droppings in the winter, then in the spring can only plow the site. If you practice this method for two years, the earth becomes very soft, airy. Another bonus is the absence of weeds after feeding the soil. For comparison: on cow or horse manure the land is heavily weedy.