Rabbit droppings sound good!
As a boy, my Dad and I would walk a large cow pasture and collect OLD cow-pies where we could see the grass growing up through the cake from below, or the seeds of Samman tree pods ("cow tamarinds") germinating in the pie, this meant that it was safe to crumble these older manure cakes around the roots of his prized Anthuriums.
I`m also interested in learning if fresh horse manure is also a ''safe'' or ''not hot'' fertilizer. Back in 1959 I recall seeing the old folks in the U.K. running out into horse parades passing by in the streets of large towns, their coal scuttles and broom in hand, to collect the just-fallen horse droppings to put fresh on their flowering shrubs. I was told that this was safe?
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:34:41 -0500
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] the symptom of overfertilized Amorphophallus?
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,
"Are rabbit pellets a good soil conditioner?
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
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Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 4:30
Subject: [Aroid-l] the symptom of
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
I hope that this may work for you.
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:30:42 +0200
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Is this the symptom of
Thanks you for the responses. Let's see the answers:
- Sun burning and "peeling" - what means a type of mechanical damage (As
I am correct)
- Over fertilization.
Because all my plants are inside the flat and none of them are in front
of the window, the sun burst isn't my problem. As I know there was no
mechanical damage, too.
But I fertalized my plants a lot, so it seems to be the real
Thank you again Agoston and Scott!
On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Scott Hyndman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This necrosis and burning of the edges of the leaf tissue
typically a symptom of over fertilization.
On May 29, 2009, at 5:44 AM, Andras Sziranyi
> Hi All,
> After few years of inactivity now
I have more time to care for
> Amorphophalluses. I have only one
specie (but one plant has
> different stub - we can discuss it later)
the A. konjac. I hold
> them inside our flat because I don't have
> Few days ago I've found that the leaves started to
searing. Here is
> a picture about this:
> Could anybody know
what wants the leaves tell me? :-)
> Andras from Budapest, Hungary
> PS: Just
imaging is here anybody from Hungary, too?