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Re: [nafex] urine
I won't condemn practices handed down by anyone's grandfather.
Some people even drink their own urine all their life long, as a health
Gives a whole new meaning to "Bottoms up". (smile)
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, hector black wrote:
> Well, I've loaned out my "Humanure Handbook" which deals with this whole
> subject. But I believe that fresh urine is pretty well balanced with N,
> and P, and also contains most trace elements. There are changes as it
> but I don't know what they are, except that the N escapes as a gas as
> ages. The ammonia smell is part of that.
> I've been using it for about 13 years now and learning as I go. I dilute
> 50% most of the time for soil that is reasonably moist. If soil quite
> I use it 75% or even 100% in spring before rapid growth. I've noticed
> brown spots where dogs urinate - but haven't studied up on dog urine - I
> expect each creature has differences in its urine. But in all the years
> I've used human urine (and I learned to do this from my grandfather 60
> ago, who had a beautiful garden), I've rarely had problems. The
> have been with seedlings that were only in second leaf - where I used 50%
> urine and burned them.
> I did have a problem with cherry tomatoes this year. Tried just one
> little fertilization with urine at 50% when they were about 1 ft. high,
> they put on too much to leaf. They're about 8 ft. high and producing
> but I would rather keep the plants smaller.
> I've used urine exclusively - the only fertilizer - on my citrus for
> past 3 years and the plants show no chlorosis, have deep green foliage,
> have set and ripened delicious fruits. This year I upped the urine
> to every 3 weeks during summer, and have more flowers and fruit than
> Now, I'm not saying that urine would do as well for any plant. But
> have used it in the orchard on mayhaw, chestnut, brambles and some other
> plants with good results, and no deaths.
> Hector Black zone 6, middle TN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Thomas Olenio <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 7:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [nafex] urine
> > Hi,
> > This thread has come up before.
> > There is so little urea in urine that you would need gallons and
> > and gallons, before it would do any good.
> > My guess is that the acidity/salt would kill the plant before any
> > fertilzer value was achieved.
> > Have you ever seen the results of dog marking his territory with
> > urine, using a plant? Always seen to do vast amounts of harm.
> > Regards,
> > Tom
> > --
> > Thomas Olenio
> > Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
> > On Sun, 12 Aug 2001 email@example.com wrote:
> > > Hi, wondering,what is the fertilizing value of urine? How much is
> > > too much, etc.? Dennis
> > >
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