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    I know rabbit droppings are good for gardens, but will the urine harm the garden? The way I want my set up there will be droppings and urine mixed with straw. Thanks for any info
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    I can't speak to rabbit urine but urine in general contains urea that converts to ammonia in short order, which is a fertilizer for plants. There was a Finnish study a couple of years ago that mixed urine and woodash and it was gangbusters for the garden. All I could find on the study were abstracts but I did find an article that talked about it.

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    You really want to let that stuff compost a bit first. Even with cow manure you don't want to be putting it on fresh. It will burn the plants.

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    Lowkey I was told (it may not be true) that with rabbits there was no need to compost. Actually I think I read it in Mother Earth News.
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    I don't add any natural fertilizer without composting or letting it age. Urine certainly won't be as bad as manure but you only lose the garden once you know? It's not worth taking a chance to me. You could add it at the end of the growing season and work it into the soil by tiller or whatever you use. Once it over winters it should be okay. Even horse manure won't be hot to trot come spring. (Get it? Horse, trot? I slay ... oh, you know).

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    The spot I pee off the porch at is devoid of plant life. FYI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
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    Mine too, thats why I asked Winter.
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    So I guess to be safe let it compost. RIGHT?
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    I'd probably add it to the soil at the end of the season and work it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backtobasics View Post
    So I guess to be safe let it compost. RIGHT?
    After gleaning thru the BS (or in this case RS), yes it is better to compost most anything you want to add as an soil amendment, simply because un-composted material uses nitrogen to help with the decomposition of that material and robs it from your plants.

    It's like you don't want to bother it till it's ready to work for you.

    BTW grass always grew much greener and faster right off my deck.......but then again I'm a beer drinker....or maybe it's a "moderation" thing......move around a little bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backtobasics View Post
    I know rabbit droppings are good for gardens, but will the urine harm the garden? The way I want my set up there will be droppings and urine mixed with straw. Thanks for any info
    How do you get the rabbits to pee in the little urinals?
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    Thats top secret hunter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter
    How do you get the rabbits to pee in the little urinals?
    Oh, that's just wrong.

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