This is our bunny, Coco, in her large outdoor pen right next to our chicken coop. Every week or so I go out and shovel all that bunny poo into a bucket and put it in the garden beds. Bunny poo is an amazing, magical fertilizer for plants! It does not need to be composted before use and it works like little time release pellets dissolving just a little each time you water. And for us it is FREE! We also compost all the bedding and chicken poo from the coop with our kitchen scraps and use it the following year to top off our raised garden beds – chicken poo does need to be composted before using in the garden, otherwise it will burn your plants. We also save all of our eggshells and coffee grounds for the garden. Bunnies, chickens and kitchen scraps have made a huge difference for our backyard crops. Nothing better than free fertilizer, right friends!
Here is my planting recipe for growing big, healthy tomato plants!
First dig a hole almost as deep as the plant is tall.
Add coffee grounds, crushed eggshells and compost or bunny poo (that’s what I’ve used here) to the bottom of the hole.
Place the plant in the hole and bury it all the way up to the bottom leaves – I prefer to bury those bottom leaves as well.
Add a little more compost or bunny poo around the base of the plant and give it a nice drink of water. When I notice the bunny pellets have completely dissolved I add another scoop to the base of the plant. If you start having issues with slugs or tomato worms you can put crushed eggshells around the plant to keep those pests away!
Every year we feast on the biggest, juiciest tomatoes and preserve enough to last all Fall and Winter. So what are waiting for – go get yourself some cute, furry/feathered pets and put them to work for your garden!