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Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 - 08:38 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Collect maybe 30-35 black field crickets, not so easy to catch. I figured I give it a week or two and see how they do. I may try catching a few more, would like around 100. I suppose having a couple thousand crickets, I would get more castings, maybe next summers outdoor project. I put in a dish of soil also, maybe they will lay some eggs in the next two weeks, then I can put it in a warm spot and see what hatches.

I need something thats alittle stronger than worm castings, but also free. I also think crickets casting would be great for daylily's, crocus and cyclamen.

Cricket vs Other Organic Fertilizers
Product N P K Total NPK Value
Cricket 4.04 2.18 2.26 8.48
Chicken Squat 1.00 0.80 0.39 2.19
Horse Plop 0.70 0.25 0.77 1.72
Worm Castings 0.86 0.37 0.25 1.48
Cow Patties 0.57 0.23 0.62 1.42
Swine Slop 0.49 0.34 0.47 1.30

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