Hemstreet Farm Llama Beans Llama manure (llama beans) provide an excellent organic fertilizer for your indoor flowers and garden plants. This natural supplement can be applied without burning plants and it enriches the soil with nutrients and organic materials.
Llama manure is lower in organic matter content than manures of
most other barnyard livestock (like cows, horses and sheep)–but is a safe
product to improve soil texture and water holding capacity. The lower organic content
allows llama manure to be spread directly onto plants without concern of burning
them, as with other manures. Compared to the droppings of other barnyard
animals, the nitrogen and potassium content of llama beans is comparatively
high, an indication of good fertilizer value. Phosphorus is relatively low, but
it is low in most other livestock manure as well. Calcium and magnesium content
is about average. Salt content is not too high but it is high enough that one
should not apply llama poop directly onto seedlings or mix improperly into the
soil. Overall, llama manure is a great organic fertilizer. Of course, organic
fertilizers are usually lower in nutrient content than synthetic fertilizers,
so more should be applied for the same amount of nutrients. Source: http://www.hidog.info/LlamaManure.html
Application of the beans Llama beans can be used directly in your garden without danger of burning plants, but it is wise to cultivate the manure into your soil in the fall bffore planting outdoor gardens. Avoid applying it directly on seeds or seedlings; some composting (about a month) is recommended. Alternatively, moist bens can be easily disaggregated and blended to amend your garden soil to a rich loam. For indoor plants you might try leaching the beans in a watering bottle, as shown in the picture, and applied like "tea" in small doses as watering is needed. A few beans used in this way could last a few weeks mixed with fresh water as needed.
How can you obtain Hemstreet Farm Llama Beans?
You can purchase the llama beans by visiting our farm on Hemstreet Road in Elma, or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our price for Hemstreet Farm Llama Beans is $5.00 per large (gallon sized) zip lock bag of dried llama pellets, plus S&H. Pricing for larger quantities available on request. Animal Manure Comparison