I have recently been purchasing bags of rabbit pellets as an organic
fertilizer for both my lawn and plants. I have read a few minor
concerns over the salt content though. The bags I use say anywhere
from .3 to .6% salt. Is this high enough to make an issue of? It seems
to be quite low to me, but I'm hardly an expert on the subject.
Would repeated applications cause a salt buildup or are the levels
equal to naturally occurring salts? Is this a higher salt % than
chemical fertilizers? I would greatly appreciate any info on this, as
I don't want to keep doing it and find out too late that I screwed my
whole yard :). Thanks.
I've been using alfalfa pellets mainly, rabbit pellets sometimes for
fertilizing. Excellent choice. My native soil is very sandy and these
provide OM, micronutrients, and slow-release nitrogen. I suggest you
buy rabbit pellets with a high percentage of alfalfa or 'forage greens'
vs. grains (which tend to be cheaper anyway). If you have access to
a feed store which stocks supples for horses, straight alfalfa pellets
would be cheaper yet.
I doubt that it would be a problem unless you are growing in a very
difficult climate and soil area (where you are totally dependent on
irrigation water, for instance).
Chemical fertilizers may contain salts of various types (potassium salts,
Pat in Plymouth MI
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