What do you do with Alpaca Beans?

Alpaca Beans

Alpaca Beans (poop) are the environmentally friendly way to enhance your soil and produce superior flowers and gardens. Most commercial fertilizers list the three main ingredients; Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Alpaca Beans contain all three of these ingredients, but in much smaller amounts. That's important to gardeners because when the nitrogen content is too high there is a chance of "burning" your plants. In addition, as we all become more environmentally conscience, Alpaca Beans is the natural way to fertilize without using chemicals. As a bonus, Alpaca Beans also contain additional nutrients such as calcium; magnesium and sulfur that help supplement a plant's feeding needs. An adult Alpaca can produce up to 28 pounds of Beans a week, so it does not take long for it to build up.

We like to compost our Alpaca Beans and add to the garden in early spring. To reduce the risk of passing unwanted organisms from livestock to humans via the food we eat, we recommend that you only add "Fresh" Beans to the garden in the late Fall after the growing season if you are not into composting. You can apply composted Beans up to two months before harvest and not need to worry about passing any unwanted organisms.

Another good use of Alpaca Beans is Worm Farming. The Beans make the perfect food for red wriggler worms. The worms themselves produce "Castings" which is like gold to the Master Gardeners! We also like using the worms when we go fishing. Our worms are multiplying rapidly and we'll be sharing more on our Worm farming adventure as that aspect of the business matures.