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Do Brugmansias like poop

Posted by motaro none (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 11, 13 at 21:23

Hi. I started some Brugmansia Suaveoleons Pink Delight from seed this winter. I got them on ebay, they came from India and took a month to get here by boat which is pretty cool. They're like my children. Only 2 seeds of the 5 sprouted, which is ok. I grew them in my room under a workshop light. I'm in Massachusetts so I couldn't bring them out until May. They're about 10" tall now and look very healthy and leafy.

I've transplanted them 3 times and this last time as I was about to put them into a bigger pot, the neighbors dog took a huge poop on my lawn, so I divided it in half and put the poop at the bottom of each of the new (clay)pots. I then put soil in the pots and the Brugmansias in them. It's a pretty shallow pot so the roots should hit the poop pretty soon. Do you think they will like the poop? Thanks

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RE: Do Brugmansias like poop

It's generally not recommended to use dog waste. In compost piles anyway, which I think would have the same thinking. Not sure why. Perhaps it's the "fillers" in dog food.

Wish I could use it on plants. My dog makes lots. ;-)

RE: Do Brugmansias like poop

The greasy content of meat eater's poop attracts critters that might dig up your plants, and of course ants. Grease/meat takes a longer time to decompose. Better to stick to Llama or other veggie poops for gardening.

RE: Do Brugmansias like poop

Mine eat lots of poop lol! Chicken (and other fowl) and rabbit manure. I also have used Milorganite with wonderful results. Sure makes them GREEN !!! I don't think I would use dog or cat poo on them but I have read that in other countries, people fertilize their gardens with their own 'night soil' so who knows if the brugs might like it lol.

RE: Do Brugmansias like poop

Ok cool, I will now patiently await the all mighty fork.

RE: Do Brugmansias like poop

  • Posted by rednofl 9b Goldenrod Fl hz (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 14, 13 at 21:11

Never put fresh manure in your pots it can burn your plants. It should always be aged. Cat and dog poop can contain parasites and viruses that would be dangerous to humans so not the best manure to use especially in vegetable gardens. Brugs are pretty tough plants so you are probably ok.

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