How to have perfect plants with bat guano?

Bat guano

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Long before synthetic fertilizers began to be sold in a massive way in nurseries and garden centers, farmers and gardeners cared for their plants only and exclusively with natural products. And there must be nothing bad for them, especially when they used bat guano.

With him, all the crops had everything they needed, and of course, they had enviable growth and development. Fortunately, it seems that little by little we are going back to using natural things, and this fertilizer is taking up its space on the shelf again. But, What makes it so effective?

What is guano?

Adult bat

Bats are mammals that live in caves, on the roofs of old houses and in places where they can take refuge from the sun and inclement weather. As the days go by massive amounts of excrement end up accumulating at the bottom of their homes. This compound in feces is called guano, which is a powerful fertilizer for plants.

The nutrients it contains vary depending on what the animal has ingested and the age of the droppings. The oldest wastes from animals that have eaten especially insects have a high nitrogen content, while those that come from those who have eaten fruit above all contain more phosphorus. But they don't just contain these two essential nutrients.

Bat guano is also composed of potassium, amino acids, microelements, and also fungi, bacteria and actinomycetes that have very beneficial effects on the soil and on the root system of plants, keeping them protected from those microorganisms that cause diseases. And if this seems not enough, you should know that it stabilizes the pH of the soil and substrates, and improves water retention.

How is it used?

Manure guano powder

Today it is easy to find it for sale, either in powder or liquid form. The first is ideal for applying directly to the ground, while the second is ideal for pots. Since it is so rich in nutrients, you just need to add a very small amount at a time. As usual, two or three tablespoons are enough for a seven-liter container, but this amount can be higher if they are large plants that are in the garden.

You always have to read the label on the container and follow its instructions Well, even if it is a natural product, if we go too far with the dose, problems could arise.

Have you heard of bat guano?


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  1.   Luis said

    I find the live bat compost in the Peruvian jungle interesting, and I am researching this wonderful product in the rural schools where I live.

  2.   Jordi Gómez said

    Beware of bat guano, it carries a dangerous virus for man. You have to treat it. Greetings

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Jordi.
      Do you know of any study that confirms it?
      A greeting.