Thursday, September 29, 2016

How Rabbits Help Gardens

Wild Cottontail Rabbit

Generally, rabbits and gardens do not mix.  Especially having a generous supply of wild rabbits hopping around like I do.  However, raising a few of your own rabbits will greatly benefit your garden.

How Rabbits Help a Garden

The secret is the rabbit droppings. Rabbit droppings promote earthworm growth.  In turn the earthworms will naturally air-rate your garden. You can even grow enough earthworms to sell for fishing bait as well so you can have some extra income.

Poop Soup

Rabbit droppings are not filled with ammonia such as chicken droppings, therefore, when you spread the rabbit droppings on your garden you will not 'burn' your garden plants.  You need to make poop soup and here is how you do it.

Take a 5 gallon bucket and fill it half way with rabbit droppings. Fill the bucket with water and let it sit in the sun to steep.  The next day take a stick and stir the bucket to mix and break-up the rabbit droppings. Now, all you have to do is to gently pour your poop soup under your plants to soak the roots.

You will be amazed at how your plants will grow and provide you with a high yield of produce.  In the meantime, the tops of your carrots and other produce can be fed to your rabbits as a supplement to their regular food.  It's a win win for you as the gardener and for the rabbits as they are getting a treat.

Earthworms

As I mentioned above, the rabbit droppings promote earthworm growth.  So, when you spread your rabbit poop soup on your garden you are creating a haven for earthworms.  The earthworms in turn help your garden by not only air-rating the soil the earthworm castings (earthworm poop) is a natural and organic fertilizer.

So raise a couple of rabbits and help your garden at the same time.

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