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Post Number:#1  Unread postby Bad Habit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:59 am


A couple of my house plants are due to be transplanted, as they've done very well outdoors this year. I was thinking of putting a layer of bunny poop just below the root ball in the new pot, but am worried the plant will smell bad. Anyone have any experience with this, or any suggestions? It would be straight poop out of my shop vac, the turds that missed the litter box, so no litter or hay or urine.
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Re: Poo In Potted Plants

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Iggysbabysitter » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:05 am


Well, I can tell you it doesn't smell bad. I put it on the top of the soil one day while tidying up... and it didn't break down :/ Perhaps I'll repot soon and put some under the roots.
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Re: Poo In Potted Plants

Post Number:#3  Unread postby MaggieJ » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:08 am


I was thinking of doing more or less the same thing when I pot up the rosemary and sage plants for the winter. I used bunny berries in the pots one other time, but didn't bury them under the soil, just mixed them in. That didn't work so well because I ended up with tiny flies in the house. I doubt that would happen though if the poop was buried. I don't recall any bad smell from them.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Bad Habit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:13 am


Ohh, didn't even think of flies. Well, I've got tons of potting soil, maybe I should just do it and let everyone know how it goes. If it turns bad, repot again before they come in for the winter, lol.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:17 am


MaggieJ wrote:I ended up with tiny flies in the house.


Those could be fungus gnats.

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby Secuono » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:19 am


When I repot, I add a layer of new soil, freshly pulled grasses/weeds, top with guinea pig poop[they are indoors, I don't keep rabbit poop around] and then add more new soil. Then add the plant after I loosen the roots from it's old dirt. Add new dirt on top and around.

As long as the poops don't stay wet and soggy, they shouldn't smell. Sometimes I just add poops to my Palm right on the top of the soil. No smell from them, no smell from the hanging Asparagus fern in the kitchen either.

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby MaggieJ » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:26 am


I think you are probably correct, MSD... The description of the fungus gnats certainly fits.
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:27 am


I had them years ago in a few pots of Pothos, and no bunny poo was involved!
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby Kyle@theWintertime » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:38 pm


Almost everything I have that is potted has rabbit poop in it...because it fertilizes soooo nicely. ;) No funky smells either!
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