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Poo Poo Poo and More Poo!

June 30, 2014

Who wants to hear more about poo? I do, I do.

This time of year poo is on my mind since many gardeners like to have it to enhance their garden. So since that is the case, I make it available for anyone in my community that would like to have some.

One of the nice things about alpaca poo is that it is not as yucky (very technical term) as most manure. Alpacas poo in “beans” as they are affectionately called or otherwise called pellets. This results in easy to work with, low odor manure for your garden.

A lot of farms offer manure, but I try to make it more user-friendly by drying it before I bag it. This extra step helps to control breakdown of the manure. Once the pellets are dry they do not get mushy. This makes it very easy to spread and also cuts back even further on any odor.

Alpaca manure can be used on any kind of garden – vegetable or flower. And one of the best parts of alpaca manure is that you don’t have to compost it first. If you are new to the manure world – most, if not all, other manure needs time to compost before it is safe for your plants. If you were to put fresh cow or horse manure around a plant in the garden, it would get burned by the high levels of nitrogen. Happily alpaca manure is lower in nitrogen, so you can put it on anytime. Some like to till it in the soil before planting, while others prefer to put in on top of the soil after planting. Either way, your plants will thrive! This applies to the time of year as well. When you use cow or horse manure you are almost forced into fall usage since it will need some months to settle before you can safely plant, but if you are like me, you are just about sick of working in the garden by then. I prefer to clean it up and forget about it until the spring. So if you are like me, you can prep the garden and then immediately plant in the spring. Convenient, right?

So that is alpaca poo in a nutshell. Please feel free to ask questions or even stop by your local alpaca farm to get some of this wonderful poo!