Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by smallwood43, Feb 13, 2009.
Can dog feces be used as fertilizer for your soil?
I dont know to much about that man ... but a dog is a meat eater or scavenger by breed if I'm right .. a Horse or Cow ... (manure wise) is a grain grass veg eater ... . you are what you eat to a degree .. and what comes out of you is just the same ... So it might not have the same values as a normal manure or fertilizer in my opinion. ... but see what others have to say ... Just throwing this out there .. Dog poo is sort of gross... LOL... haha .. for some reason I have a better feeeling with poo from lifestock rather that my Lab ... LOL
could you please give facts or maybe a source about your answer
no it cannot
it contains tons of horrible things for you and your plants.
Dude...ur weed might even have a little after taste of dog shit lmao....depending on how potent it is lol..and the other guys right as well... dog shit is waste..do u really wanna be feeding ur girls that ur working so hard on dog shit? I hope ur not an indoor grower... I dont care wat the fuck u say its going to make the room smell like shit to..and ur going to be watering it when its in the soil... ewwww dude dont fuckin do it u sick bastard..lol I would be pissed if someone sold me some trees that was grown in dog shit..
He is basically right here as well. The reason livestock manure works is because they eat grass, alfalfa, hay, and other shit like that. All of which is high in nitrogen. Dogs and cats eat dog and cat food, and it's nothing like grass.
I have one more final thought... If for some reason u do go scoop some dog shit from ur backyard at least dont use it for the Flowering stage...
First off it wouldnt leave an after taste. For it to leave a shit after taste the plant would have to absorb pure dog shit and store it in the buds. Since all of us educated growers know thats not how plants take up nutrients, this wont happen.
I wouldnt recommend using it, But the basic rule of thumb for manure is meat eaters are high in N and non meat eaters will be higher in PK.
When you buy bat guano fruit bats make PK guano and meat/insect eaters make N guano.
If you were to use it you wouldnt be putting it on the plants wet and steamy right out of the dogs ass. Like any manure you would need to give it time to dry out and break down. A lot of the smell would be gone, but I dont think you could ever really 100% eliminate the dog shit smell in your soil.
"Woaaa man. Thats some heavy shit man....." LMFAO hahahahaa
its obvious,,and dont fucken bridge up...
I was figuring him to throw steamy dog shit in the soil... the odor filling the grow area... the plant breathing it in... feeding off it.. ur tellin me that in a 75-85F 40%+ humidity conditions 100% of the time would leave 0.00 smell/taste on the buds?
"Since all of us educated growers know thats not how plants take up nutrients, this wont happen." Dude get the fuck outa hear with that cocky ass attitude I dont have no time for it.. ur just the type of person I cant stand.. Its not like u went to school and have some Plant Degree to show off... and Just because this the website titles u Veteran Smoker does not make u an "Educated grower".. ur doing wat everyone else on here is doing u just been around 7months so ya might kno more shit.. but thats wat this place is for.. This place is here to learn...People with ur attitude just suck.
I would also say no. Manure from grazers makes good fertilizer, but not from meat eaters. Why don't you just spend 10 bucks and buy some nutes?
Anything worth doing, is worth doing right........
You can compost it. Along with food scraps, lawn clippings, etc. Also piss on your compost pile as it helps with heat and nitrogen and lots of trace minerals which add-up, and it's food for the microbes which break compost down(it can get 'stale' compost kicking again)!
Then mix the compost with your choice of soil and bam! Some of the best soil on Earth. You can also take your old potting soil and compost it after a grow.
If you can get a rolling-drum composter(kind of pricey, but worth it), they're usually brown or black to absorb heat all year round, and provide extra air flow. Plus it's really easy to mix your compost(turn the crank), which is important. And it keeps it all contained(like the smell), which is awesome.
First off if you read the post of mine that YOU QUOTED I said you WONT be able to get rid of 100% of the smell. You would have noticed that if you werent so quick to jump down my throat. And dont edit my quotes.... If you quote someone quote what they said, dont add crap in the quote, put your response after.
When I say educated grower I wasnt implying anyone was an idiot or wrong. Just because I said educated grower are you somehow offended?
I wasnt being cocky at all. If you "dont have time" for it, then why get mad and post a response???
Any grower who knows anything knows that a plant doesnt suck up whatevers in the soil and store it in the buds. If it did everyone who uses Guano or manure would have buds that taste like Bat shit or cow shit.
My post count, and how long I have been around this site has absolutely nothing to do with what I know about growing weed. Im sorry if my attitude wasnt good enough for you...
I agree, this is a place to learn, not a place to get mad about peoples attitude and say "you suck" because of it.
I really dont think I had a "bad attitude" in that post anyway, I didnt say anything offensive, you just read it and decided you didnt like how I said it. Well.... (bad attitude coming) Too Bad.
Sorry, Teatree but I think anyone who wants to cheap out and use dog shit isn't going to drop the cash for an expensive composting setup.
Better compost is made from non animal products. This is how we get samonella in spinach and fun stuff like that, using animal products to grow plants.
Vegetal compost would be so much better.
bctrippin don't waste your energy typing any defense to that EXERTION dude. obv he has issues that he doesn't need to bring to the forums
I'm a gardener. I have a compost pile the size of your apartment. Every published book I've read warns against using animal (edit: carnivore) feces in compost piles. Not only is it a medical risk as MissHesterMoffitt stated, but toxic heavy metals are present as well and can build up in your compost, in your grow, in you. And fresh feces is too 'hot'. The nitrogen in there will automatically burn your plants.
Dude I copied and pasted wat u said... wtf are u that high?
"Since all of us educated growers know thats not how plants take up nutrients, this wont happen." There it is BLOWN up for u so u wont miss it this time. Now ur playing the no additude card jesus I feel like im takin to my girlfriend now.. But this is a forum anyone can read wat u said and see that u were being a cocky fuck.
My dogs eat homemade highly organic vegetarian food(90%), so I'm not worried about it. What else do people do with their pet's poop? I don't see *ANY* hazard as compost takes a long time to mature. By the time it's usable the bad critters will be long dead(it's not poop anymore, doesn't smell like poop, it smells like rich soil, with a strong(dominate) microbial content capable of taking out any stray salmonella or whatever). Poop does wonders for the grass *around* it, raw. Human excrement, which is largely used as fertilizer, comes from recovered sewage sludge. I'll take my dog's poop over my own our yours! No offense to either of us.
You'll use bat guano but not dog? Why? Fish poop? Horse, cow, human, etc....
Make up your mind. My dogs eat better(healthier) than most Americans! I do love uhm!
Human excrement, which is largely used as fertilizer, comes from recovered sewage sludge.
Highly treated human waste like Milorganite (Milwaukee's packaged up sewage sludge) is derived from human waste. It's great for greening up lawns, but I wouldn't dream of putting it on a crop I was going to consume. Heavy metals, agricultural chemicals, are present in significant concentrations in human waste.
You'll use bat guano but not dog? Why? Fish poop? Horse, cow, human, etc....
Guanos are typically very very old and decomposed, sometimes for centuries. Bats are fairly low in the predator chain and have short lives and thus don't accumulate toxins (like mercury in tuna, for example) at significant rates.
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