Why PacaProGro Fertilizer?
- Clean. 100% free of parasites, weed seeds and harmful pathogens found in raw manure.
- Balanced. It contains a balanced level of nitrogen that will NOT burn plants even when placed directly against the roots
- Ordorless. PACAPROGRO Fertilizer is virtually odorless, so it's perfect for house plants
- Organic. PacaProGro Fertilizer is all natural and organic. Our animals graze and are fed only pesticide-free hay and grass.
- Efficient. Water and feed your plants in one clean, easy-to-use application
- Safe. Absolutely safe for kids and pets. More than just convenient; it's made for your home.
Clean & Odorless Balanced Nutrition - Soil & Plant Food - For All Potted Plants & Seedlings
Fertilizing With Alpaca Manure
Alpaca manure has some definite advantages in the garden over cow or horse manure, but you should still follow general safety guidelines for fertilizing with it. When used appropriately, it can improve soil fertility and drainage.
Alpacas are ruminant animals with three stomachs for efficient digestion. Because of this, alpaca manure is lower in organic matter than manure from cows or horses, so it's less likely to burn plants. Aged alpaca manure is light, dry and odor-free. The small pellets are easy to spread. If you've got a neighbor with alpacas, you can probably get manure for free or at little cost. You'll also have the satisfaction of knowing you're using a natural, renewable resource while maintaining organic gardening practices.
In theory, raw alpaca manure is safe to place on the soil because it contains little decomposing organic matter that can potentially burn plants. However, raw alpaca manure, like any other manure, may contain pathogens such as listeria or salmonella that can cause foodborne illness when you apply the manure to food crops. Use alpaca manure that's been properly composted at a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit for several weeks. If you use fresh or aged alpaca manure, apply it to leafy crops and root crops at least 120 days before harvest. Apply it at least 90 days in advance of harvesting crops that don't make soil contact, such as staked or caged tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum).
Quantity for Outdoor Gardens
How much alpaca manure to add depends on the age of your garden and the quality of the soil. For new gardens, spread 40 pounds of alpaca manure per 100 square feet of garden soil. To enrich existing garden spaces, spread 1 to 2 inches of manure over the soil. Till it into the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches, or allow it to work its way naturally into the soil. An ideal time to spread alpaca manure in the garden is in the fall, after you harvest the current season's crops. Come spring, the garden will be ready for planting, and you'll have no fears about food safety. You can use alpaca manure in flower beds anytime, but it's still best to use composted or aged manure because it's dry and odor-free.