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Re: the symptom of overfertilized Amorphophallus?

  • Subject: Re: the symptom of overfertilized Amorphophallus?
  • From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail@hctc.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:59:31 -0800

I don't suppose Dr. Dickerson has any info about rat manure?
 I have two pet rats, and am experimenting with the best way
to extract their manure from their bedding.

Jason Hernandez
Naturalist-at-Large

> Hi Andras & everyone,
>   I have learned that rabbit poo is a great fertilizer
> that isn't considered 'hot' like most manure
> fertilizers/soil conditioners.  I have a couple of rabbits
> and tried some 'fresh' rabbit poo on a few tomatoe plants.
>  Some were already doing well and some were not.  Now
> they're all doing great.  I looked this up to send out to
> everyone who's interested in the organic fertilizer
> concept.  The hay that falls under the cages (and when I
> change out the bedding) is great, too.  Mulch and
> fertilizer all in one!   I've since used it on everything
> from veggies to Philodendrons and so on.  Hope this helps.
>  Most manures MUST be comoposted well until very dry, but
> are still good.
>                                           Great growing to
> all,
>                                                 Sherry
> 
> "Are rabbit pellets a good soil conditioner? 
> 
> Answer: 
> Yes, rabbit manure is an excellent soil conditioner. Dr.
> George Dickerson, Extension Horticulture Specialist,
> states that rabbit manure is "high quality" soil
> conditioner. Since such manure is accumulated most often
> in the case of pet rabbits, there is very little
> likelihood of weed seeds in rabbit manure since the
> rabbits are often fed prepared rabbit food which does not
> contain viable weed seeds. He reminds us that there may be
> some weed seed in the rabbit bedding material, but that
> should not be a major concern. 
> 
> Rabbit manure is also less likely to burn plants than some
> other manures, so it can be added directly to the garden.
> However, as with most manures, it can be composted with
> plant material waste before being added to the soil.
> Manure contains nitrogen which helps with the composting
> of plant wastes. 
> 
> Dr. Dickerson also recommends starting a vermicompost
> under the rabbit cages. Get some "compost worms" often
> available at fish bait stores as "red wigglers" and
> release them into a pile or bin of bedding under the
> rabbit cage. Then you will have a source of good manure,
> worm castings, and a source of compost worms for other
> compost sites in your landscape. You can find more
> information on vermicomposting at the NMSU Cooperative
> Extension Service web site: "
> www.cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_h/H-164.pdf<http://www.cahe.nmsu.e
> du/pubs/_h/H-164.pdf>. 
> 
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: ju-bo@msn.com<mailto:ju-bo@msn.com> 
>   To:
> aroid-l@gizmoworks.com<mailto:aroid-l@gizmoworks.com> 
>   Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 4:30 AM
>   Subject: [Aroid-l] the symptom of overfertilized
> Amorphophallus?
> 
> 
>   Dear Andras,
> 
>   I am NOT an expert, but when I used to grow aquatic
> aroids, they used to suffer "leaf burn'', and I was told
> that the man-made granular AND some liquid fertilizers
> which contain ''salts'' were the main cause of this
> problem.  I was given some liquid fertilizers with a
> low-salt content, and advised to use them in a weak mix
> more frequently, and to allow rain to 'flush'' the soil as
> often as possible, I also used OLD cow manure and WEAK
> mixes of fish emulsion fertilizer, this certainly improved
> the leaf burn situation.  Perhaps you need to reduce the
> amount of fertilizer you use?
>   I hope that this may work for you.
> 
>   Good Growing,
> 
>   Julius
> 
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> --------------------
>   Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:30:42 +0200
>   From: asziranyi@gmail.com
>   To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
>   Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Is this the symptom of
> overwatered Amorphophallus?

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