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"Hay growing in test strips illustrates the fertilizing power of urine. The green strip in the center received urine fertilizer while the lighter adjacent strips did not."



Full article here - Is "Peecycling" the Next Wave in Sustainable Living?
 
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Reading your post and the article was the high point of my day.

I'm not sure what that says about me, but thanks for posting!

 
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Two men use a wand applicator to apply a 50/50 mix of sanitized urine and water to a test plot of land.



I will bet that the "man" on the left was a little disappointed at how this game of fireman was being played.
 
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You can get a similar result by growing white clover interlaced with your hay.
 
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Sure you can use other 'ammendments'. but if you use a composting toilet that separates the urine, shazam! This is a great way to deal with the 'bounty'!
 
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Danette Cross wrote:Sure you can use other 'ammendments'. but if you use a composting toilet that separates the urine, shazam! This is a great way to deal with the 'bounty'!



Sure, but collecting, transporting and applying the urine is a whole lot more work than one day with a seed spreader.
 
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As I said, if you are already collecting it from a composting toilet that separates it out, you might as well use it rather than try to find another way to dispose of it. Some even go as far as to suggest going to an RV dump site for pete's sake!
 
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I see that those fellows used a wand applicator. Whenever I fertilize with urine, I start by pointing my wand in the appropriate direction. I've never asked another guy to help with this.
 
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Well he's obviously using the wand in the wrong direction. That was the first thing my other half said. Using it like that he's walking into the pee stream.

Maybe we need a 'men peeing outdoors' thread to teach them how to do it...
 
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For those who missed Burra's reference... And for those who are new around here. Check out this thread!

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