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How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 1:04am On Feb 07, 2020
A study out of Finland has found that plants fertilized with urine performed four times as well as nonfertilized plants and just as well as plants given commercial mineral fertilizer. Urine plus wood ash (collected from a wood stove) produced as well, yet with the added benefit of reducing the acidity of the soil. The wood ash also adds extra potassium which encourages more fruit. The study shows that urine can be used as a substitute for chemical fertilizers “without posing any microbial or chemical risks.”* The urine fertilized plants had a surprising increase in protein content- 35−37% higher protein compared to mineral and ash fertilized.* And more good news was that the study’s panel of 20 taste tasters found no taste difference between mineral or urine fertilized tomatoes.* Similar performance results have been found with cabbage, celery, corn, cucumber, eggplant, leafy greens, onions, radishes, spinach, citrus, melons, barley and wheat (better list below). Urine is an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and trace elements. All the right elements that are necessary in large quantities for plant growth. One litre of urine contains 11 gms of nitrogen, 1 gm of phosphorus and 2 gms of potassium.** Nitrogen promotes leafy growth, phosphorus promotes root development and seed germination. Phosphorous and potassium promote fruit and flower development. Urine from a ‘healthy’ person is sterile, free of bacteria and viruses as long as it is uncontaminated by feces. Only diseases of the urinary tract contaminate urine so those with a urinary tract infection should not use their urine for fertilizer. Also, those taking antibiotics or meds should abstain, and those who consume a lot of salt should consider reducing their salt intake. A family of four creates enough urine to fertilize a third of an acre, year round.** After you collect your urine store it in an air tight container otherwise it will smell, lose its nitrogen, and become ammonia. As a general rule for home garden use, dilute ‘fresh’ urine with water 3 or 4 parts to one, mixing only as much as you will use that day. Dilute 10 to one, for very young or delicate plants. It is recommended that you use this as an occasional fertilizer, not more than twice a week, and not every time you water. The plants must have regular water as well. If plants start to yellow, decrease urine and increase water. Corn is an exception and likes to be urine fertilized 3 times a week. Apply the urine into the soil around the plant’s roots. Watering after application helps drive in the nutrients and is recommended. Start applying urine fertilizer when plants are 2 weeks old. Stop fertilizing two weeks before harvest as mature plants do not need the extra nutrients. Use a gallon per 10 square feet of garden, 1 quart urine, 4 quarts water. Undiluted urine that sits around for more than a few days, where the nitrogen has decomposed into ammonia, can be thrown on the compost pile, as ammonia will hasten your composts’ breakdown. Urine that turns into ammonia will be more alkaline, but adding a touch of vinegar will slow the nitrogen off-gassing. Straight urine will nitrogen-burn plants and can be used to kill weeds. Why Is Fertilizing With Urine Green? Using 2+ gallons of water to down a half a cup of pee seems excessive…and nitrogen and phosphorous are excellent for plants, but ‘very’ harmful to our waterways. No need to transport fertilizer via carbon-creating vehicles to your garden. Our great-grandparents and their great-grandparents did this. This is much healthier than using sewer sludge as fertilizer, which most all of us have already consumed. Urine keeps fungus and bacteria at bay. This process is a boon to third world countries. As it is free, plentiful and local. A lot of natural gas is used in the production of synthetic urea. And their runoff into our waterways creates oxygen-less dead zones. Plants That Do Well When Fertilized With Urine Basil (dilute to 10 to 1 till one month old) Cabbage Celery Corn Cucumber Eggplant (dilute to 10 to 1 till one month old) Garlic Leafy greens Onions Parsley Peppers Potatoes Radishes Spinach Squash Tomatoes Bananas Citrus Grapes Melons Pineapple Alfalfa Barley Millet Sorghum Wheat Think green and leafy. If you use on carrots- they will be all top. Not as helpful on beans and legumes. *** Too strong for sugar snap peas.
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 1:12am On Feb 07, 2020
Human urine provides an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and trace elements for plants, and can be delivered in a form that’s perfect for assimilation. With a constant, year-round and free supply of this resource available, more and more farmers and gardeners are making use of it.

What’s in it?
Urine is 95% water. The other 5% consists of urea (around 2.5%), and a mixture of minerals, salts, hormones and enzymes. It is a blood byproduct, but despite containing some bodily waste, it is non-toxic. The average urine from a healthy adult will release 11g nitrogen/ urea, 1g phosphorus/super-phosphate and 2.5g potassium. The normal range for a 24-hour urine output is 800 to 2000 milliliters (ml) per day with a normal fluid intake of about 2 liters per day. That’s an average of 1400 ml per person, per day! Fresh human urine is sterile and so free from bacteria. Only when it is older than 24 hours, the urea turns into ammonia, which is what causes the distinctive smell. Antibiotics, vitamin supplements, and other medications will end up in your urine, but in such minute quantities as to be negligible, especially when diluted with water.

How to use it
Urine can be used in a number of ways, such as a solution that is applied to plants to provide a quick, short-term boost in growth or as a nitrogen additive to the carbon-based material, facilitating the composting process. I prefer to use urine for compost building or biomass production as I find long-term fertility solutions preferable to quick fixes. Let’s look at the various ways it can be used.

Plant feed solution
It is too strong to be used neat on most plants and should be diluted. Dilute one part fresh urine to 10-15 parts water for application on plants in the growth stage. Dilute one part fresh urine to 30-50 parts water for use on pot plants, which are much more sensitive to fertilisers of any kind. Even when diluted your plants don’t need daily applications, and it’s best used on plants that need lots of nitrogen, such as corn and squash, tomatoes and cucumbers during their fruit-bearing stage. You can also use it to remedy nitrogen deficiencies. Signs of nitrogen deficiency include yellow or pale green leaves. Nitrogen deficiency in Tomato
There is a danger of applying too much, and the excess nitrogen can lead to bushy, leafy plants that attract aphids and bear little fruit. Signs of excess nitrogen include curled leaves, Excess diluted urine can be used on lawns and trees.

Compost additive
Urine can be applied directly to the compost pile. As it’s very high in nitrogen, it should be added to plenty of carbon-rich materials, like dry leaves, sawdust, straw, and cardboard. Urine can act as a starter for compost, encouraging the decomposition process. Undiluted urine can also be applied directly to heavily mulched soils serving the same function as above. The mulch should be thick enough to absorb the urine before it can make contact with plant roots
This creates an excellent opportunity to cut out the dilution phase and produce good quantities of high quality nutrient dense mulch for your crops. This biomass when continuously applied to the surface of your beds will help create long-term fertility in your gardens by building up the soil humus levels.
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 1:20am On Feb 07, 2020
Urine is a free and widely available fertiliser...
Your bladder's loss could be your vegetable garden's gain, since urine makes for a surprisingly good fertiliser - so why are we wasting our wee? Ever felt the urge to skip the toilet and just pee in the bush, behind the tree, in the flowerbed? Have you ever wondered why we have been so conditioned to hold on to a screaming bladder while we search for the nearest toilet, which could be many minutes away, meanwhile putting certain internal organs through extreme stress? There are public decency laws to respect, and for women there are obvious added complications surrounding the degree of derobing that may be necessary, but we shouldn't be wasting this ultimate homemade fertiliser. Most of us may have a deeply ingrained belief that urine is a noxious substance that must be disposed of in a urinal, but this is a myth that needs busting. Urine for a pleasant surprise Human urine is one of the fastest-acting, most excellent sources of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and trace elements for plants, delivered in a form that’s perfect for assimilation. Not only that, we all have a constant, year-round supply of it - and it's free!

Fresh human urine is sterile and so free from bacteria. In fact it is so sterile that it can be drunk when fresh; it’s only when it is older than 24 hours that the urea turns into ammonia, which is what causes the 'wee' smell. At this stage it will be too strong for use on plants, but poured neat on to the compost heap it makes a fabulous compost accelerator/activator, with the extra benefit of adding more nutrients. Dilute one part urine to 10-15 parts water for application on plants in the growth stage. Dilute in 30-50 parts water for use on pot plants, which are much more sensitive to fertilisers of any kind. Trees, shrubs and lawns are fine with undiluted urine, but for obvious reasons apply it underneath fruiting bushes, as opposed to directly on to foliage and fruit. Some fertilisers, such as seaweed, are specifically used as foliar feeds [applied direct to leaves], but urine is always best applied directly to a plant's root system. Antibiotics, vitamin supplements and other medications will end up in your urine, but in such minute quantities as to be negligible, especially when diluted in water.
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 1:22am On Feb 07, 2020
What is wee?

Urine is 95 per cent water, 2.5 per cent of which is urea, and a further 2.5 per cent of which is a mixture of minerals, salts, hormones and enzymes. It is a blood byproduct but despite containing some bodily waste is non-toxic. presenting a few of the critical nutrients found in urine, including urea nitrogen, urea, creatinin nitrogen, creatinin, uric acid nitrogen, ammonia nitrogen, amino nitrogen, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, inorganic sulphate and inorganic phosphate. During a pee, a healthy adult will release 11g nitrogen/urea, 1g phosphorus/super-phosphate and 2.5g potassium. Patrick Makhosi, a soil scientist with Uganda's Kawanda Agricultural Research Organisation, confirms the efficacy of human urine as a fertiliser. He says that applying urine to growing vegetables once every week for at least two months will more than double the yield. Flushed with embarrassment Many toilets use between 50 and 100 litres of water a day to flush approximately 1.5 litres of pee. The average person has five wees a day and the average flush uses eight litres of water - that's 40 litres. Given that the population of the UK is an estimated 62 million, we may be contaminating and then flushing away somewhere in the region of 2,500 million litres of clean drinking water every day. (Returning our waste water to a drinkable condition also involves a complicated process of chemical separation and cleaning.) If this were an action by a commercial company, serious questions would be asked about its practices. Diluting urine to use as a fertiliser would use a fraction of this amount of water while producing a valuable plant food. Using urine instead of disposing of it also cuts down on river pollution: urine is a major source of nitrogen, which, if an expensive denitrification process is not undertaken at the water treatment plant, can contribute to river eutrophication. Excessive levels of nutrients in our effluent systems leads to the growth of algae. Algal blooms can ultimately causes the death of plants and animals throughout our waterways. So, if you want a ready source of plant food that is perfectly balanced for your garden, that is absolutely free, available all year round, saves valuable drinking water and excessive use of cleaning chemicals, and limits the heavy use of fossil fuels in artificial fertiliser production, consider using your own urine. There is also the added pleasure of feeling that you are a more integrated part of the cycle of growth in your garden; in the loop, not exempted from it. Happy gardening - and remember these golden rules...
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 1:24am On Feb 07, 2020
Keep it separate
Separate urine from other bodily waste to keep it sterile. Pee in a bottle or bucket, or invest in a urine-separating toilet.
Use it fresh
The smell of ammonia also indicates a drop in nutritional content. Use old wee directly on your compost heap
Always dilute
Urine is too strong to be used neat on plants. Dilute at least 10:1 and up to 50:1 for use on tender plants and seedlings.
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 1:37am On Feb 07, 2020
Please and please this urine fertilizer is not to be practiced by a female in anyway due to their periodic blood,

only to be applied from a healthy male,

meaning it can only be men's urine that is suitable for it.

Women urine tends to be high content of nutrients and it can distroy the plants

if you are a female you can just ask any healthy guy around to help you with his pee LOL!

This is how you will ask him,

bros abeg can you help me with your sweet loving pee? LOL!

My plants tends to like and want them please help feed the nation

anyways this urine fertilizer is absolutely free,

make sure you use it fresh at once,

please do not store it to use later,
just use it after diliuting with the right amount of water and apply it straight to the plants

this type of fertilizer is for the broke ass niggars like us

niggars that are looking for ways to cut cost in farming LOL!

The surprising fact is that this is what i have been using to grow my few okro plants and they do grow well

to be applied just once in a week

just try it to see the difference

cheers!
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 2:03am On Feb 07, 2020
One thing am sure about is that fertilizer producing companies will not like this

some will be looking for ways to shut me up for good,

but the thing is what if you want to fertilize 10 acres or 50 acres of farmland?

How do we go about it?

Hmm the thing is you will have to call out all your village people and neighbours for this great a task

or meet your buddies and friends that can help you

but the thing is they will be thinking that you want to use their pee to do money ritual

some will say

so this guy won use my pee take hammer buy jeep abi?

Its better i dash my pee to ashawo in da other room than this idiot. (i hope you know what i mean by da other room)

i cover myself and my pee with the precious blood of jesus!

What of the unhealthy weak friends that will give you very useless weak urines?

Urines that are as useless like a crazy mad dog LOL!

Those ones that will be soaking and eating garri morning afternoon and night LOL!

Anybody that is soaking garri is to be avoided here,

so if you are harvesting your crops so the market women wont tell you that

oga abeg this your cucumber be like wetin person make dey soak garri too much plant

see as the cucumber thin like malaria patient LOL!

Ah! Pistotita is no where to be found here again

if not i would have said pistotita urine would have been the best to use on your plants

so the plants can be as wiser and smart looking like him LOL!

Blessings!
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by revbcorah: 9:44am On Feb 07, 2020
This is a wonderful piece. The Lord bless and keep you
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by Cee9(m): 1:32pm On Feb 07, 2020
my2chains:
Please and please this urine fertilizer is not to be practiced by a female in anyway due to their periodic blood,

only to be applied from a healthy male,

meaning it can only be men's urine that is suitable for it.

Women urine tends to be high content of nutrients and it can distroy the plants

if you are a female you can just ask any healthy guy around to help you with his pee LOL!

This is how you will ask him,

bros abeg can you help me with your sweet loving pee? LOL!

My plants tends to like and want them please help feed the nation

anyways this urine fertilizer is absolutely free,

make sure you use it fresh at once,

please do not store it to use later,
just use it after diliuting with the right amount of water and apply it straight to the plants

this type of fertilizer is for the broke ass niggars like us

niggars that are looking for ways to cut cost in farming LOL!

The surprising fact is that this is what i have been using to grow my few okro plants and they do grow well

to be applied just once in a week

just try it to see the difference

cheers!

Every Urine(both male & female) is useful sir. Those who are exempted are those on drugs..
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by Cee9(m): 1:34pm On Feb 07, 2020
my2chains:
Keep it separate

Separate urine from other bodily waste to keep it sterile. Pee in a
bottle or bucket, or invest in a urine-separating toilet.

Use it fresh

The smell of ammonia also indicates a drop in nutritional content.
Use old wee directly on your compost heap

Always dilute

Urine is too strong to be used neat on plants. Dilute at least 10:1
and up to 50:1 for use on tender plants and seedlings.
50:? Bikowa
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 3:08pm On Feb 07, 2020
Cee9:


Every Urine(both male & female) is useful sir. Those who are exempted are those on drugs..

mr know all please who told you women urine are suitable for this?

For those that have checked on the urine nutritional value to crops said only male urine can be used

and you are here saying both male and female urine should be used

in all of the videos i have watched they tend to remind everyone that only male urine is the best to be used and not the one from a female
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 3:11pm On Feb 07, 2020
Cee9:
50:? Bikowa

10 to 1 is to be used on plants that are matured enough,

while 50 to 1 is for seedlings that are just newly growing so the full effect wont naturally distroy the soft roots of the plants
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by Cee9(m): 3:25pm On Feb 07, 2020
my2chains:


mr know all please who told you women urine are suitable for this?

For those that have checked on the urine nutritional value to crops said only male urine can be used

and you are here saying both male and female urine should be used

in all of the videos i have watched they tend to remind everyone that only male urine is the best to be used and not the one from a female

I don't know all sir but I know well enough to let you know plants don't discriminate on it.What is the basis for the discrimination? Nutritional value?
When you watch videos, it is best to read further on it.Do not take what you watch hook ,line and sinker.
Re: How I Use My Urine(pee) As Plants Fertilizer by my2chains(m): 3:31pm On Feb 07, 2020
Cee9:


I don't know all sir but I know well enough to let you know plants don't discriminate on it.What is the basis for the discrimination? Nutritional value?
When you watch videos, it is best to read further on it.Do not take what you watch hook ,line and sinker.

please note it took me 2 months to fully accept urine fertilizer can be used on plants

i did make my research in several online websites and forums

i mean the white men's discussion forums and not our nigerian own

some of them argued of it,
while some supported the motion and are now using it

they experimented both and found out that male urines are the best when it comes to comparison with the female urine

if you are to use the female urine then you are to even dilute it with water the more

not the one recomended here

so its better you just stick with the one generally accepted by all

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