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Re: Super Hot Compost Starter

Post  Triciasgarden on 12/3/2012, 10:44 pm

SquareFoot wrote:I know it's probably too much information, but in South America, we teach people to use urine as a great compost starter. It works tremendously well. It might be difficult to grasp here, but we use a lot of things down there that people might not like, but it's the best way of doing things. We are also experimenting (with the wonderful people of HELP international) to test composting toilets, which break human matter down to very powerful compost. They are called Soilets. check them out. Incredible stuff.

http://india.help-international.org/blog/soilets

SquareFoot, it's not too much information, lol! There is another thread about compost that mentions diluting the urine with water 20:1. I will have to check out that site you posted, it sounds interesting!
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Re: Super Hot Compost Starter

Post  daryl.weaver on 12/3/2012, 11:00 pm

@Triciasgarden wrote:
SquareFoot wrote:I know it's probably too much information, but in South America, we teach people to use urine as a great compost starter. It works tremendously well. It might be difficult to grasp here, but we use a lot of things down there that people might not like, but it's the best way of doing things. We are also experimenting (with the wonderful people of HELP international) to test composting toilets, which break human matter down to very powerful compost. They are called Soilets. check them out. Incredible stuff.

http://india.help-international.org/blog/soilets

SquareFoot, it's not too much information, lol! There is another thread about compost that mentions diluting the urine with water 20:1. I will have to check out that site you posted, it sounds interesting!

Oh, NOW you tell me to dilute it! LOL
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Re: Super Hot Compost Starter

Post  Triciasgarden on 12/3/2012, 11:23 pm

funny post
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Re: Super Hot Compost Starter

Post  plantoid on 12/4/2012, 6:51 am

Daryl ......... and collect it out of public view perhaps
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Re: Super Hot Compost Starter

Post  camprn on 12/4/2012, 9:48 am

No need to dilute it.

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Post  plantoid on 12/4/2012, 10:21 am

@camprn wrote:No need to dilute it.

Debateable... it allows a better area spread if diluted , it does not need to be concentrated to feed bacteria , unless of course you have gallons of it " au naturale " and no where else to put it. Laughing

Any spare undiluted ....it is supposed to deter foxes ,deer etc if you watering can spray it neat where their runs are but it does attract flies .
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Re: Super Hot Compost Starter

Post  daryl.weaver on 12/4/2012, 10:25 am

@plantoid wrote:Daryl ......... and collect it out of public view perhaps

I went for the "direct application" method...but, yes, quite a private affair.
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