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Post  Mhpoole Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:18 pm

I had some alpaca manure that I got Feb 2023.  I didn’t use it all, and after a couple of months, my husband shoveled what was left into a bucket and it sat, forgotten until now.  It was outside so it filled with rainwater.  When I saw it, I thought maybe it would make a good fertilizer.   I put some on my strawberries, but then got worried.  I know that alpaca manure generally does not carry E. coli, but is this safe to put on my garden since it’s been sitting, uncovered, in water, out in the weather, for many months.  Thanks for your help!
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Post  sanderson Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:49 am

The SFG Foundation recommends that all manures be composted, even alpaca and bunny beans.  Even if they are considered "cool" manures, they will have intestinal microbes, including coliform bacteria.  I had to look up E. Coli, the disease-causing strain of coliform bacteria, and it said there were no known cases of it in llamas so I assume alpacas would be the same.

In the world of row gardening, which we don't do, manures well mixed into the dirt for 4 months are usually safe for planting.  Any pathogenic microbes should have been replaced with the good guys at that point.

As far as the strawberries, they probably will be okay.  To be safe, maybe remove all of the berries existing at the time of dumping the buckethose down the plants, and just eat the new ones that develop. ??

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Post  Scorpio Rising Mon Apr 22, 2024 11:22 am

sanderson wrote:As far as the strawberries, they probably will be okay.  To be safe, maybe remove all of the berries existing at the time of dumping the buckethose down the plants, and just eat the new ones that develop. ??
That’s actually a good idea, just to be safe.
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Post  Mhpoole Wed Apr 24, 2024 7:08 pm

Thanks for the replies. I removed all of the berries and flowers. I appreciate your help
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Post  SMEDLEY BUTLER Yesterday at 1:23 pm

I use a 55 gallon drum with a removable top. Water, most of my garden trimmings and a 5 gallon bucket of leaf mold, dirt and anything else I can scrape up from under a big tree goes in the water. The liquid I am using now is at least 3 year old. Diluted 50 to 1, I can tell a difference in 3 or 4 days. I think it was originally called "J-DAM LIQUID FERTILIZER" I use it as my main fertilizer, it goes really well with MM.

I'm hesitant to use any kind of manure tea. Although I have friends that use it all the time and their not dead yet. 

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