Bat Guano 10-2-2
Bat Guano is an excellent natural fertilizer made from the excrement of bats and contains phosphate that helps regulate plant growth throughout the growing cycle. Guano is odorless and can used on plants anywhere, even indoors. Makes a great potting soil component!
An all natural fertilizer high in Nitrogen
Bat Guano is an all natural, 100% organic fertilizer made from the droppings of bats. High in phosphates, nitrogen, and decomposed organic materials, Bat Guano is an effective soil conditioner that helps revive mineral deficient soils.
Bat Guano contains:
- Acids: Uric, Phosphoric, Oxalic, and Carbonic
- Salts and other minerals
More information about Bat Guano
Guano comes in different types and in different stages of decomposition. Sea birds, bats, and pelicans all can produce usable forms of this fertilizer, with different components and levels of minerals. Bat Guano contains 100% natural organic matter and contains different types of elements that feed quickly or wait in reserve for the plant to use later on during the growing cycle.
With a rich nitrogen base, Bat Guano will show dramatic improvements in your plants almost immediately. Since it has a very low odor, Bat Guano can be used indoors with house plants as well.
Whether you are planting indoors or outdoors, Bat Guano is a safe, non-chemical, 100% all natural fertilizer alternative that will give you amazing results without any of the chemical side effects found in store-bought fertilizers.
The history of Bat Guano and American Expansion
Stemming from the Incan language (Quichua) for “bird droppings”, guano is thought to have been used for centuries in both South American and Pacific Islander civilizations. The Incas discovered that bat rookeries established on nearby island chains contained vast amounts of this excellent soil fertilizer, which were easily accessible and provided amazing results when used on corn and bean crops. Spanish explorers took both the word and the practice back with them to Europe. Guano soon became a valuable commodity, rivaling only gold in its value as an import from the new world.
Later, American farmers eagerly took to using Bat Guano as well, with Congress going so far as establishing the Guano Island Act in 1856. This act secured future guano supplies by allowing ocean islands to be claimed as territories in the name of harvesting guano. Incidentally, many currently owned American Territories were established in this manner such as Johnson Atoll and the famous Midway Island, which served as an important forward base of operations during World War II.
It wasn’t until after the invention of gunpowder that early chemists discovered that components of Bat Guano also lent itself to the production of powerful explosives. Guano harvesting was increased as the military found a new use for the unorthodox fertilizer. Bat Guano operations began to spring up all across the world, from the remote corners of New Zealand to the depths of the Grand Canyon, and they have continued in production ever since.
Today, Bat Guano is still in use as both a fertilizer and a component of some ammunitions. Bat Guano has even been taken into space aboard the Mercury and Gemini space capsules, and was used as the propellant to deploy the radio transmission antennas after splashdown. Bat Guano may have originally been a discovery of the ancients, but its usefulness for modern society can still be seen today.
Light Application: 5 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/4 cup per plant
Normal Application: 10lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/3 cup per plant
Heavy Application: 15 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/2 cup per plant
- House Plants: Apply 1-2 tablespoons per 4" diameter pot.
- Lawns: 2 1/2 lbs per 1,000 square feet.
- Compost Tea: Use 1/2 cup per gallon of water.
Derived from: Bat Guano