Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Toplef10Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? I22gcj10Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Toplef10Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? I22gcj10Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Vertical Zucchini
by markqz Yesterday at 4:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:34 pm

» N&C Midwest—July 2024
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:33 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 7/20/2024, 11:02 am

» Zucchini Cobbler
by OhioGardener 7/19/2024, 8:55 am

» Cover Crops to Kill Nematodes
by dstack 7/18/2024, 5:43 pm

» Hi from Lapeer Michigan
by Scorpio Rising 7/18/2024, 10:49 am

» Mel's Mix
by OhioGardener 7/16/2024, 1:40 pm

» Baker Creek Heirloom Whole Seed Catalog Pre-Order
by OhioGardener 7/11/2024, 4:00 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 7/11/2024, 1:01 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 7/9/2024, 2:23 pm

» Wasabi Radish
by markqz 7/8/2024, 10:14 pm

» Check out your local (seed) library !
by OhioGardener 7/8/2024, 11:45 am

» YIKES! I'm hosting uninvited guests in my squash...
by tappingmom 7/3/2024, 9:43 am

» Baked Eggplant
by OhioGardener 7/2/2024, 7:45 am

» N&C Midwest—June 2024
by nrstooge 7/1/2024, 7:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 7/1/2024, 5:54 am

» Epic Gardening "Master Class on Square Food Gardening"
by sanderson 6/26/2024, 10:03 pm

» Growing Tomatoes in 6" of soil?
by sanderson 6/25/2024, 4:21 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz 6/25/2024, 2:42 pm

» Frequency/amount to water
by OhioGardener 6/22/2024, 5:34 pm

» Rhubarb Tom Collins
by DonP 6/19/2024, 2:10 pm

» Change email address
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 2:00 am

» Howdy from San Diego, CA
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 12:49 am

» Getting Started
by Turan 6/18/2024, 12:58 pm

» Turan's Garden Western Mountains and Plains
by Scorpio Rising 6/18/2024, 11:49 am

» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 6/17/2024, 12:14 am

» My NWA garden
by Guinevere 6/13/2024, 11:13 am

» creating grids
by plantoid 6/13/2024, 6:42 am

» SFG jOURNEY-What's Hiding in your organic fertilizer
by has55 6/13/2024, 12:40 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

+40
sanderson
jrfrommd
jimmy cee
westie
boffer
batmap
LittleGardener
Marc Iverson
brainchasm
cautery
jjlonsdale
RoOsTeR
Gunny
jazzycat
Windsor.Parker
Coelli
naturaldoc
prman
webbee
mollyhespra
H_TX_2
Windmere
Muckmuck
JackieB999
Thomas
llama momma
walshevak
wncsohn
donnainzone5
plantoid
Kelejan
Unmutual
Triciasgarden
CharlesB
TN_GARDENER
CapeCoddess
camprn
GWN
deriter
Lindacol
44 posters

Page 1 of 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Lindacol 1/9/2013, 3:54 pm

Interesting article:

http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/gardening/605742/urine_the_ultimate_organic_fertiliser.html

Lindacol
Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertilizer?

Post  deriter 1/9/2013, 4:21 pm

Oh my! I just don't know what to say! How many of you are doing this? I ain't saying its wrong, but I must say it doesn't sound quite right!
deriter
deriter

Male Posts : 107
Join date : 2011-12-25
Age : 78
Location : Iowa - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  GWN 1/9/2013, 4:23 pm

I have read a study that was published in the Mother Earth news where they compared human urine to two other liquid fertilizers and the human urine won...

It does seem a shame that it just goes down the drain so to speak.
GWN
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 67
Location : british columbia zone 5a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  camprn 1/9/2013, 4:23 pm

Urine is a known good compost activator. see these previous threads for some good discussion and information on the matter.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t8132-homemade-compost-activator

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14168
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  CapeCoddess 1/9/2013, 4:30 pm

I can't seem to bring my self to ask the men friends in my life to pee on my pile...

CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 68
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  camprn 1/9/2013, 4:35 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:I can't seem to bring my self to ask the men friends in my life to pee on my pile...

CC
LOL, it's the pile's loss. Very Happy

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14168
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  deriter 1/9/2013, 4:38 pm

Mercy! Embarassed
deriter
deriter

Male Posts : 107
Join date : 2011-12-25
Age : 78
Location : Iowa - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Lindacol 1/9/2013, 9:07 pm

I use some in my compost. I figure it is a compost activator, adds nutrients and will be composted for a couple of months so should be no problem.
Lindacol
Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  GWN 1/9/2013, 10:07 pm

The way I see it, it is nitrogen, that is all. So I have used it for my basil and spinach, BIG nitrogen users.
But I am careful who I tell that to.
GWN
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 67
Location : british columbia zone 5a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  TN_GARDENER 1/10/2013, 1:03 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:I can't seem to bring my self to ask the men friends in my life to pee on my pile...

CC

Get a bucket and do it yourself Very Happy

I usually wait until after dark before I visit my pile (saves a lil water, too)
avatar
TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  CharlesB 1/10/2013, 3:31 pm

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 3170584802

All part of a diverse and healthy ecosystem.

But like everyone else, careful who I tell that to :-).
CharlesB
CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Triciasgarden 1/10/2013, 4:01 pm

Exactly! This Summer I will have to put some grandkids to good use! I wouldn't admit or deny pouring some on their myself!
Triciasgarden
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1634
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 69
Location : Northern Utah

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  CapeCoddess 1/10/2013, 5:49 pm

Oh...oh wow....I just brought in some buckets today that have frozen water in them at the moment. Wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. Wish they were round and not rectangle. thinking This'll be a challenge, in more ways than one. Wish I drank beer.

Can you pour it on even tho the compost pile is frozen?

CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 68
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Unmutual 1/10/2013, 7:14 pm

TN_GARDENER wrote:
CapeCoddess wrote:I can't seem to bring my self to ask the men friends in my life to pee on my pile...

CC

Get a bucket and do it yourself Very Happy

I usually wait until after dark before I visit my pile (saves a lil water, too)

When I have no house guests, I keep the watering can in the bathroom(shower to be exact). I gets filled up with that cold water when I turn the shower on, then gets put in the garden(but mostly on the compost pile). My morning pot of coffee gets completely recycled.
avatar
Unmutual

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 396
Join date : 2011-04-23
Age : 52
Location : Greater New Orleans Area Westbank(Zone 9b)

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  deriter 1/10/2013, 8:11 pm

I still don't know what to say. But you have got me to thinking with the part of saving water. I mean we are on rural water here so it does cost and to think that I could save a little there,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Just like money in the bank! Not sure my wife would see it that way though.
deriter
deriter

Male Posts : 107
Join date : 2011-12-25
Age : 78
Location : Iowa - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  GWN 1/10/2013, 8:29 pm

When I have no house guests, I keep the watering can in the bathroom(shower to be exact).
unmutual, that is exactly what I do..... of course when we do not have company. I have this neighbour who seems to watch everything we do...... I always wonder if he wonders why I keep the fertilizer in the house
GWN
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 67
Location : british columbia zone 5a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Triciasgarden 1/10/2013, 9:58 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:Can you pour it on even tho the compost pile is frozen?

CC
I would think that if your pile has a frozen layer, then break some holes and then pour it so it goes into the pile. You wouldn't want to waste it! Laughing
Triciasgarden
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1634
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 69
Location : Northern Utah

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Triciasgarden 1/10/2013, 10:02 pm

GWN wrote: unmutual, that is exactly what I do..... of course when we do not have company. I have this neighbour who seems to watch everything we do...... I always wonder if he wonders why I keep the fertilizer in the house
Maybe you should tell them where your fertilizer comes from and offer them some, lol! You know, since they are so interested in what you are doing . . .


Last edited by camprn on 1/10/2013, 10:22 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : corrected quote box)
Triciasgarden
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1634
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 69
Location : Northern Utah

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  deriter 1/10/2013, 10:49 pm

Its dark outside right now. Gonna check the compost pile & see how its doing.
deriter
deriter

Male Posts : 107
Join date : 2011-12-25
Age : 78
Location : Iowa - zone 5b

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Kelejan 1/10/2013, 11:58 pm

CharlesB wrote: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 3170584802

All part of a diverse and healthy ecosystem.

But like everyone else, careful who I tell that to :-).
Me also. Very Happy Or should it be, I, also? Never was good at English.
Kelejan
Kelejan

Female Posts : 6014
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 89
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  GWN 1/11/2013, 11:09 am

Me also. Or should it be, I, also? Never was good at English.
Or you could say me too, or just DITTO Smile But I kinda like
me also
.....
GWN
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 67
Location : british columbia zone 5a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  CapeCoddess 1/11/2013, 11:27 am

Unmutual wrote:
When I have no house guests, I keep the watering can in the bathroom(shower to be exact). I gets filled up with that cold water when I turn the shower on, then gets put in the garden

Me, too, except I have a bucket in there. I use the shower water for watering houseplants and seedlings, and for outside watering before the hoses are brought out.

I still haven't been able to use it 'otherwise' yet Embarassed , but I think I have a good set up once the ice in the bucket has melted. Does this look about right? Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 100_4512

CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 68
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Unmutual 1/11/2013, 3:03 pm

[quote="CapeCoddess"]
Unmutual wrote:
I still haven't been able to use it 'otherwise' yet Embarassed , but I think I have a good set up once the ice in the bucket has melted. Does this look about right? Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? 100_4512

CC

Lol, I see you recycle the cat litter containers too(my daughter has a cat and I get the buckets...one can never have enough buckets!). Now that's a lot of recycling going on in the bathtub.
avatar
Unmutual

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 396
Join date : 2011-04-23
Age : 52
Location : Greater New Orleans Area Westbank(Zone 9b)

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  CapeCoddess 1/11/2013, 3:14 pm

I just hope it holds my weight. Shocked

CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 68
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  plantoid 1/11/2013, 3:22 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:I can't seem to bring my self to ask the men friends in my life to pee on my pile...

CC
Get them to use a on a box ( not too high Wink ) bucket away from public view out in the garage and " PUT THE LID DACK " . Laughing
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 4099
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 73
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK

Back to top Go down

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser? Empty Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum