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    Default How much rabbit manure for 100 square feet of vegetable bed?

    I found an inexpensive source for good rabbit manure but I don't know the rate to apply it? Since I don't think it will burn up plants I doubt overdoing it can hurt too much but I want to do it right.

    I'll need to measure again but let's say I have about 1500 square feet for the vegetable bed. What would you recommend?
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    As much as you can lay your paws on----you can always stack any leftover--but sorry, I do not know the NPK values.
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    Found this if it helps. Manure Matters: How Manures Measure Up
    Its got some rough numbers on it, if it were me though I'd just bang it on
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    Looked at the site. Rabbit poo looks pretty good on the N-P-K levels. Dad used to pile it on straight from the rabbit hutch without letting it rot. Never seemed to hurt anything and I've read in places that it's safe to use that way.

    I'll probably put some on the bed this fall/winter and dig it in next spring.

    Probably wouldn't hurt to get more than I had originally guessed.

    Thanks all!
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    I keep rabbits and put the cleaning stuff straight on the beds straw and all.makes a really good mulch and never seems to do any harm.
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    How big is your rabbit, and how much do you feed it ?

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    Need a herd of rabbits the size of Harvey in the Jimmy Stewart movie.

    The lady I've been talking to today has a barn for 6,000 rabbits. She told me I could come in the barn this afternoon, shut the door, and start shoveling the stuff into my truck. I told her I'd have to wait a bit. Wish I could have gotten a pickup truck load this afternoon and another this weekend.
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