Collecting goose manure for the garden
for fertility for your small urban garden? Search no further than
your local golf course or park.
Canada Geese love these
"lawns" and they camp out on the grass spreading their manure.
Park managers will nearly always be more than thrilled if you scoop
some up (just like bagging your dog's poop during an urban walk) and
bring it home to mix with a high
carbon material like
Goose manure is about
77% water and has a fertilizing value of about 2-4-2 when dried.
That means a lot of high quality phosphate, which is hard to find in
plant-based compost. Of course, goose poop is a bit too strong to
apply directly to your plants, but you can either add it to your
compost pile for a dose of nitrogen or mix with mulch for a spring
boost around perennials. Another alternative would be to water
down the goose poop to make a manure tea for feeding house plants,
especially greedy eaters like dwarf
While you're fertilizing
your garden, you'll even be helping the local watershed.
Phosphates from concentrated masses of goose poop can cause algae
blooms in nearby waters and end up killing fish and other life.
Scooping poop can keep the water clean and your garden green.
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