rabbit manure

April Sampson-Kelly askpv at ozemail.com.au
Wed Sep 17 20:25:34 EDT 1997


I saw a great idea of a permaculture designer in Canberra but sorry I don't
remember where
I read it and can't remember his name (someone else on this list may)

He had the pet rabbit living directly above the worms,  he fed the rabbit
his kitchen scraps
(beware no potatoe as this can kill guinea pigs and so it may harm fluffy
too)  and the rabbits
dropping fed straight to the worms, then he used the worm castings diluted
straight on the garden.

Better still, in summer my girlfriend uses the rabbit in situ,  to eat the
small lawn and slow the lawns growth (the lawn
does die off with too much rabbit business) it has a small portable hutch,
she never has to mow.  By the time
this manure leaches to surrounding gardens (permaculture puts in filter
beds to trap water and deal with waste, of course) it would be fine.
Regards,
April Sampson-Kelly  askpv at ozemail.com.au
www.ozemail.com.au/~askpv
My space can make this world a better place

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> From: prkosuth <prkosuth at mychoice.net>
> To: permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu
> Subject: rabbit manure
> Date: Saturday, October 18, 1997 2:00 PM
> 
> 
> In a reading last night I saw that rabbit ddroppings wre pretty much good
> to go as far as an additive goes. Is it really ok to add the rabbit drops
> directly to the garden or should I have it spend some time in the compost
> pile first. We have only 1 pet rabbit right now but I might as well do
> something with his extra's. I know that worms love the stuff. 
> 
> Any opinions here ?
> How should I deal with the rabbit manure ?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Paul K
> prkosuth at mychoice.net
> 



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