Put the tea kettle on!

Just kidding, don’t do that! You don’t want to drink Bunny Brew but your garden sure does!

Rabbit compost tea, or Bunny Brew, as I call it is a miracle for the garden. It’s organic fertilizer as it’s finest and can be used to boost your plants safely without damage to your plants or the soil.

Plants love nitrogen, phosphorous, magnesium, sulfur, copper, and calcium. All those lovely big words can be found in rabbit manure! The best news is rabbit manure isn’t a “hot” manure so it will not burn up your plants if applied directly to the garden, and it doesn’t take long to break down and compost.

Bunny Brew is my favorite way to take advantage of all the rabbit droppings we have from our meat rabbits. It’s easy to make, even easier to apply, and your garden will thank you!

Bunny Brew How To:

First you’ll need access to rabbit manure. We happen to have meat rabbits so manure is always in our reach, but you can also purchase rabbit manure in many home and garden stores, or you could just ask a local farmer!

Your also going to need a five gallon bucket with a lid, some kitchen produce scraps, coffee grounds, or yard clippings.

Now get the kettle on!

1. Fill your five gallon bucket with 2-3 scoops of rabbit manure, the kitchen produce scraps, coffee grounds, and yard clippings.

2. Using a water hose for convenience, fill the five gallon bucket 3/4 of the way up with water and give it a stir using a stick or something you don’t care to get poo on!

3. Secure the bucket lid on top and place bucket in a warm, sunny spot for 5-7 days. Remove the lid once a day and give the Brew a good stir, or if you trust the lid enough, pick it up and give it a good shake!

How to apply:

After 5-7 days the compost tea is broken down and ready to feed your garden! You can do this a couple of different ways!

1. You can strain the contents of the compost tea leaving only the liquid to use, or you can just apply the whole thing!

2. Either use the spray method or just pour it out of the bucket. Go around to each plant and pour some or spray some bunny Brew on the base of the plant and on the leaves.

3. If you’d rather not pour the brew directly on your plants you can make a trench at the start of each row, pour the brew in the trench and let it bleed out into the soil.

Apply to your garden once a week or as needed, use when transplanting plants to help ease with transplant stress, and reap the benefits of organic fertilizer without all the other junk!

Its tea time!


Published by farm2tablemama

My name is Brittany but everyone calls me Britt. Well, everyone except my husband. He's never once called me Britt, always Brittany and sometimes even my middle name, Catherine. That's how I knew we were meant to be because I've never much felt like a "Brittany". I think it must be my old soul, but I find Catherine fits me better. Anyways, I'm a bossy wife, tired mother to toddler boys, self taught cook, and enthusiastic rookie farmer! I spend part of my days growing and raising humans, animals, and vegetables. I spend the other part of my days bringing the farm to the table and cooking up some wholesome grub. I married a good ole boy from Kentucky and somehow managed to charm him back to the Buckeye state. We bought a small piece of land in my hometown where we are learning how to do the farm and family thing. On this blog you'll be sure to see me navigate my way through farming, you'll read some laugh out loud motherhood moments, and you'll hopefully be inspired to get in the kitchen and cook some yummy food. So if your interested in the farm to table lifestyle or just plain nosy, follow along with me on this journey to self sufficiency!

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