Make Your Own Rabbit Manure Fertilizer
Though liquid fertilizers can be made from livestock manure, rabbit poop contains a great deal of nitrogen, which is ideal for fertilizing plants in your garden. The droppings are compact and do not smell quite as strong as livestock manure.
You Will Need:
- 1 pound of rabbit manure
- 1 ounce of unsulfured molasses
- 5 gallons of water
- 6 gallon bucket with lid
- Nylon stocking or burlap sack
- Strainer, cheesecloth, or fine sieve
- Goggles for eye protection
- Rubber gloves for skin protection
- PreGro Plant Sprayer
When handling manure, always make sure to protect your eyes and skin. Put on your protective eyewear and rubber gloves. Then put the rabbit excrement into a nylon stocking or burlap sack, tying off the ends to make sure the droppings do not leak out. Put 1 ounce of unsulfured molasses into a 5-gallon bucket, then pour two and a half gallons of water into the bucket. Place the sack of rabbit manure into the bucket and secure the lid. Allow the droppings to steep in the liquid for 2 to 4 weeks, giving it ample time to ferment.
Once the fermenting period is over, put on your protective gear, open the bucket, and remove the nylon stocking or burlap sack. Use a strainer, cheesecloth, or fine sieve to make sure any solids that might be in the liquid are removed. Remove 9 ounces of this liquid rabbit manure fertilizer and combine with 9 ounces of fresh water, diluting the solution in a 1-to-1 ratio. Pour this solution into the easy-to-fill glass container. Never shake the PreGro Plant Sprayer when the glass container is attached to the sprayer. The PreGro Plant Sprayer utilizes aerosol technology, but does not contain CFCs. For optimal spray, hold sprayer between a 90 degree angle and a 45 degree angle.
- Test your homemade liquid fertilizer on a single plant to make sure the solution does not have adverse effects.
- Spray your plants in the early morning or evening, focusing the spray near the base of the plant and wetting the soil with the liquid fertilizer.