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Re: Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Post  plantoid on 1/11/2013, 3:28 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote: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?

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If it will release en bloc from the bucket , dump the block on the pile it will sort itself out when the thaw comes .
No need to drink beer just 8 to 10 glass of clean water , it's not as fatttening either Laughing
Learn how to pee standing up Wink Laughing
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Post  Triciasgarden on 1/13/2013, 2:24 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:I just hope it holds my weight. Shocked

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I get it, but it took me a minute! rofl Not very comfortable though!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 1/13/2013, 2:31 am

@plantoid wrote:
@CapeCoddess wrote: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?

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If it will release en bloc from the bucket , dump the block on the pile it will sort itself out when the thaw comes .
No need to drink beer just 8 to 10 glass of clean water , it's not as fatttening either Laughing
Learn how to pee standing up Wink Laughing

Easier said than done for some of us! rofl
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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/13/2013, 8:31 am

Houston, we have splash down! cheers The 'success' was added to the compost pile this morning, diluted.

Question: I realize it should be diluted when using directly on the garden, but does it have to be diluted when adding to the compost pile?

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Post  camprn on 1/13/2013, 8:35 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:Houston, we have splash down! cheers The 'success' was added to the compost pile this morning, diluted.

Question: I realize it should be diluted when using directly on the garden, but does it have to be diluted when adding to the compost pile?

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Post  deriter on 1/14/2013, 8:15 am

"Houston, we have splash down!"

I mean really? rofl
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Post  donnainzone5 on 1/14/2013, 11:10 am

The only downside I can see in using urine as a compost additive/fertilizer is that traces of prescription medicines (if you take them) will be in it.
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Post  wncsohn on 1/14/2013, 11:40 am

Hmm ... this is actually something I've been very interested in doing. I even have a book on my wish list on Amazon called "Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of using Urine to Grow Plants"

If they had the Kindle version I'd have already gotten it! LOL I'm a Kindle addict in a way. Embarassed

I've also read the Humanure Handbook. Shocked

What it says is really interesting, even though I haven't followed through on it.
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Post  GWN on 1/14/2013, 3:42 pm

I had an incident while snowshoeing in the cold.....trying to pee while standing in 3 feet of snow and lost my balance .... well... long story
But friend suggested this... I thought Embarassed LOL it might have some bearing on this subject
http://www.go-girl.com/what-is-gogirl.asp
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Post  plantoid on 1/14/2013, 4:17 pm

Now that is funny .. don't eat yellow snow even if it does look pretty . Laughing
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Post  Lindacol on 1/14/2013, 4:34 pm

@GWN wrote:I had an incident while snowshoeing in the cold.....trying to pee while standing in 3 feet of snow and lost my balance .... well... long story
But friend suggested this... I thought Embarassed LOL it might have some bearing on this subject
http://www.go-girl.com/what-is-gogirl.asp

Thanks for posting this. I have many times been in a position where this would come in handy. Still don't think I would use it in the garden as that is still too open an area.
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Post  walshevak on 1/15/2013, 3:14 pm

@GWN wrote:I had an incident while snowshoeing in the cold.....trying to pee while standing in 3 feet of snow and lost my balance .... well... long story
But friend suggested this... I thought Embarassed LOL it might have some bearing on this subject
http://www.go-girl.com/what-is-gogirl.asp

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/15/2013, 3:32 pm

@GWN wrote:
http://www.go-girl.com/what-is-gogirl.asp

"Play the Demo"...??? I couldn't.

But it's a great idea. It must squish up pretty small if it's supposed to fit in MY purse. I only use fanny paks.

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Post  llama momma on 1/15/2013, 3:38 pm

Ewwee- that go-girl contraption is gross. Never gonna find that thing in my purse! Nothing wrong with always without fail lining public seating with plenty of free t.paper! Wink
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Post  Lindacol on 1/15/2013, 4:42 pm

@llama momma wrote:Ewwee- that go-girl contraption is gross. Never gonna find that thing in my purse! Nothing wrong with always without fail lining public seating with plenty of free t.paper! Wink

But what about when there is no seat available?. I've been in that situation a few times and as I get older squatting is not an option.
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Post  walshevak on 1/15/2013, 4:48 pm

@Lindacol wrote:
@llama momma wrote:Ewwee- that go-girl contraption is gross. Never gonna find that thing in my purse! Nothing wrong with always without fail lining public seating with plenty of free t.paper! Wink

But what about when there is no seat available?. I've been in that situation a few times and as I get older squatting is not an option.

In some countries there is only a squatter seldom a western toilet. I can't squat that low any more and have real problems when wearing slacks. Ever wonder why so many old women wear skirts?

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Post  llama momma on 1/15/2013, 4:55 pm

lindacol
idk I guess at this time my lifestyle does not put me in places without the usual facilities? Very Happy
But years ago I did a marathon in Alaska and 1/2 the trail was through the wilderness so some people went in the woods, I just waited for the next available port a potty!
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Post  plantoid on 1/15/2013, 6:25 pm

http://www.permies.com/t/3965/homestead/women-peeing-outdoors#33734

In case some of you feel a wee bit uncomfortable at the subject being covered on this thread and not wanting to be letting out your personal secrets perhaps the above link may help you get over things and give some of you a better understanding of things.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 1/15/2013, 6:49 pm

Female heli-skiers must have such an option....
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Post  GWN on 1/15/2013, 7:41 pm

and stuck in traffic?
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Post  GWN on 1/15/2013, 8:00 pm

Carol
I am a kindle addict myself, too many thrown out books... now a library in a tiny space
That books looks good, thought I would post the description of the book here
"Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of using Urine to Grow Plants"
Nitrogen pollution of lakes, rivers, and oceans by human urine is a growing problem. Liquid Gold shows how urine can safely be used to grow food, fuel, fiber, and beautiful landscapes while protecting the environment and providing free and safe fertilizer. Featuring a short history of urine use—from ritual to medicinal and even culinary—and many whimsical illustrations, this great bathroom reader is an ideal gift for irreverent gardeners, homeowners, campers, environmentalists, and anyone who urinates.
I had never thought about it as an action to decrease pollution. Thank you.
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Post  llama momma on 1/16/2013, 1:30 am

@GWN wrote:and stuck in traffic?

Originally from Long Island, NY I am totally familiar with epic/horrendous traffic. But Amanda Ohio? rofl Population 900 it doesn't happen. When I go into the nearby cities I am part of the retired crowd that can avoid traffic by doing errands on weekdays between 9 and 3pm. But at times I go out on purpose during busy times for the excitement of it, there's more people to watch
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Post  GWN on 1/16/2013, 10:31 am

Originally from Long Island, NY I am totally familiar with epic/horrendous traffic. But Amanda Ohio? Population 900 it doesn't happen. When I go into the nearby cities I am part of the retired crowd that can avoid traffic by doing errands on weekdays between 9 and 3pm. But at times I go out on purpose during busy times for the excitement of it, there's more people to watch


I am with you there LM, I live in Scotch Creek, population 500.......no traffic here, except on farmers market, the local pharmacy parking lot is a little hard to find a spot... but we ride our bikes...
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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/16/2013, 11:46 am

@plantoid wrote:http://www.permies.com/t/3965/homestead/women-peeing-outdoors#33734

In case some of you feel a wee bit uncomfortable at the subject being covered on this thread and not wanting to be letting out your personal secrets perhaps the above link may help you get over things and give some of you a better understanding of things.

Great thread, Plantoid. Thanks. I particularly found this line interesting for anyone with pest issues:
"certainly I would not blink at going outside and I have done that at night to mark my territory for the coyotes and neighbours dogs in no uncertain terms"

Wonder if it would work with rabbits & cats? Worth a try.

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Post  Thomas on 1/16/2013, 12:04 pm

My compost pile has been very slow to decompose. So after seeing this thread, I have been "collecting" and have added my collections to the pile. I am interested to see if it speeds things along.
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