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Lasagna Garden + Rabbit Compost

Posted by Swanlake999 8b (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 29, 14 at 0:46

I am planning to create one level and one raised bed this fall using lasagna gardening. I have discovered a local rescue shelter is offering free rabbit compost -- "a mix of bunny poop, hay and pine wood pellet sawdust". My question is: will using this as one of the layers attract raccoons, rats or other unwanted visitors? It would make sense to me to use the bunnie compost as one of the bottom layers to ensure it is covered up. Has anyone used this and did you have problems?

Thanks so much for your help!


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RE: Lasagna Garden + Rabbit Compost

When I raised Rabbits and spread the manure they produced around the garden beds I had no more problem with raccoons, or any other wildlife, then when I did not use that manure. Same with chicken, horse, cow, and the Llama (Alpaca, Vicuna) manure I used.
Ripe produce, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, eggplant, peppers, etc. was what attracted them, not the manure.


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RE: Lasagna Garden + Rabbit Compost

Thank you for your response kimmsr. I will plan to do at least one layer of rabbit compost in my lasagna beds!


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RE: Lasagna Garden + Rabbit Compost

Predators can tell the difference between bunnies and bunny poop ... It sounds like a great resource for you.


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