Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:41 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by PVPind Today at 12:13 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:13 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:44 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn Today at 7:05 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Today at 12:36 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by Kelejan Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:49 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:48 am

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess 12/6/2016, 3:27 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:26 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  Tbites on 6/10/2011, 7:46 am

Good morning,

After finding out that a lot of the composts I used had LOTS of peat moss, I've been trying to find manure instead. I specifically emailed the owner of a nursery to confirm his rabbit manure was peat free. He said it's 100% pure. This morning when opening up the bags to top off my boxes, it seemed really light... too light. Bag says 100% dried and sifted rabbit manure. BUT, after speaking with another company rep from whom I bought cow and sheep "manure", I was informed that by law... they only have to have 60% manure in the product to call it MANURE... and that ".... it could contain up to 40% peat moss" despite being labeled as pure manure.

So... if anyone has dried and sifted rabbit manure, is this what yours looks like ? [img][/img]


Tbites

Posts : 78
Join date : 2011-02-27
Location : Montreal Zone5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  westie42 on 6/10/2011, 9:50 am

I don't raise rabbits, MISS M in here is the rabbit lady. Your picture does remind me of the real thing. Each fall I walk 1/2 mile into a preserve to an animal display area to dig out load a couple 5gal pails of it and lug them back to my car. That has taught me quite well what it looks like and yours looks authentic. Don't think both the guy and the bag could get by for long saying 100% if it is not. If the light brown tone is consistent thru out the bag and no amount of material not of the same consistency is present you should have the real deal. There naturally could be a few small pieces of straw or other bedding material in it. My rhubarb and asparagus certainly show appreciation for my efforts in getting the stuff.

westie42

Male Posts : 512
Join date : 2011-03-22
Age : 74
Location : West Union, Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  quiltbea on 6/10/2011, 1:39 pm

I used to have rabbits and it looks like the real deal to me.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4613
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  Tbites on 6/10/2011, 6:00 pm

Thanks, I'm glad to hear I have at least one peat-free source to rely on for next year.

On a side note, maybe that's the difference the Circle H Farms composted cow manure didn't say 100%... as a matter of fact... it didn't say anything else than that ... grrr.... loopholes


Tbites

Posts : 78
Join date : 2011-02-27
Location : Montreal Zone5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  Miss M on 6/10/2011, 6:34 pm

Pure, uncomposted rabbit manure (dried or not) looks like a bunch of small, dark brown balls. That is what I see every day. If you don't clean it often enough, it can get soaked with urine, in which case it forms clods on the chutes beneath the cages (I confess, this does happen to me, with it being so hot...).

If these clods were dried and broken up, perhaps it would look like that.

Sifted? I don't know exactly what that does... maybe separate hay from manure? Perhaps that breaks the manure up somewhat. I am seeing other material in there that could be hay bits. As long as there isn't too much of it, it should still go into the garden okay.

Rabbit manure does get very light when it is dried.

SO... I asked the good folks over at RabbitTalk what they thought, and they're saying it looks like the real thing to them. One of them even said she had had some with and without peat, and yours looks more like the stuff without peat. Very Happy

Looks like you did fine!

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  Tbites on 6/10/2011, 6:51 pm

Again thanks for confirming... and asking your bunny friends was definitely above and beyond. Smile

rock on PEAT FREE ! PEAT FREE! rock on

Tbites

Posts : 78
Join date : 2011-02-27
Location : Montreal Zone5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  Miss M on 6/11/2011, 2:03 am

You are quite welcome! So glad to be able to give you some good confirmation!!! Cool

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this what your rabbit manure looks like ?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:00 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum