SHED SHIT - Alpaca poo for spring gardening www.shedchetwynfarms.com
SHED SHIT - Our air-cured and ground alpaca bean products - great for enhancing the soil with extra nutrients (1.2.1) Available in 2 forms - Bag of Beans - (1lb $10.00) Sprinkle around plants and seedlings, or "Tea-Bags" (2x 1oz bags $7.50) allow to steep in water and pour on seedlings and transplants! From our friend Carson Arthur......
"As this trend of growing heirloom vegetables continues, there seems to be a transition away from synthetic fertilizers to feed them. This isn’t surprising as ‘GMO-messaging’ and benefits of organic food information becomes mainstream. As a result, health conscious homeowners like myself are returning to using manure as a soil conditioner.
But before you run out to your neighbour’s farm and load up this spring, you have to follow a few simple guidelines. Raw manure releases large amounts of nitrogen, which can burn your plants. It needs to be composted before it is garden safe. Manure is full of natural bacteria such as E. coli or other pathogens and is often sterilized before it is sold to consumers. This sterilization also helps remove the weed seeds that are naturally passed through the animal and can end up straight in your garden.
I was invited recently to an alpaca farm to discuss the benefits of using alpaca manure in my gardens. Alpaca farms are popping up all over Canada and the U.S. as they become big business. Chetwyn Farms www.shedchetwynfarms.com is a perfect example of how a city-based couple have moved to a rural area and started raising alpacas. Alpaca manure definitely has some advantages over the other options. Alpacas are ruminant (cud-chewers) with three stomachs. Their process of digestion reduces the organic matter and allows the manure to go into the garden with less composting." Carson Arthur -
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