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Old 02-28-2008, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any of you organic gardeners ever use sea gull or bat guano? I was thinking about trying some this year . Do you think it's worth buying when I already use 100% organic soil? Also while we are on the subject. Any suggestions on the best Nana fertilizer should I decide to add a little for a boost. I've read about the Stokes stuff, anything else? Thanx--Nate
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Guano

Here are the N-P-K percentages of composted guanos

Manure, Guano, etc. N - P - K
(composted) cu. ft. / yr. / tree
Cow 0.2 - 0.1 - 0.2 10.5
Steer 0.7 - 0.3 - 0.4 3.5
Horse 0.7 - 0.3 - 0.6 3.5
Sheep 0.7 - 0.3 - 0.9 3.5
Sea Bird 1 - 10 - 1 0.2
Chicken 1.1 - 0.8 - 0.5 0.8
Shredded Alfalfa 2 - 0 - 3 1.5
Rabbit 2.4 - 1.4 - 0.6 1.75
Desert Bat 8 - 4 - 1 5.8
High-Nitrogen Sea Bird 13 12 - 2 0.3


You choose something where the N is high, the P is low, and the K is high.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hey nate! you can use shredded green food to give them a boost. like shredded cabbage and torn up fresh spinach. any leafy green veggie would be good.
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hey nate! you can use shredded green food to give them a boost. like shredded cabbage and torn up fresh spinach. any leafy green veggie would be good.
I never heard that before. I will have to give it a try this summer. Thanks. Red
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Thanks, Richard, so what would you recommend for organic bananas? I know you say a high potassium number, but it seems hard to find that. I don't want to kill my beneficial worms and organisms. Some parts of my garden are crawling with worms.

I have plenty of compost here. I also have some organic lawn fertilizer 8-2-4. In edition worm castings and bat guano. My bananas are starting to look a little yellow. I think they need a boost.
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