To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- give urine to growies
- urine must be put in just one spot
- one pic technique
- soil must be moist and plant must be a urine loving plant
- pic includes urine being applied and you can see the plant
- probably using a jar or other container for transfer
- (yes, direct stream is okay, but make sure to crop out your junk)
- report on what the urine loving plant is
- two pic technique
- first pic of urine being diluted (10 parts water to 1 part urine)
- second pic of mixture being put in one spot for plants
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
- one picture of direct peeing on moist soil around a urine loving plant and what the urine loving plant is
- OR two pictures: one of urine being diluted and one of mixture being given to plants
Thought I'd give this BB a whirl. Dilution/transfer method.
I'm still pretty new to gardening, so the only plants I "know" are the ones I planted myself. I'm applying it to some Tulips and several species of grass (I figured since they're a monocot like grass, they might also like the nitrogen). I stayed away from the garlic and yarrow transplants. Applied all in one spot.
I have been collecting all my urine (while at home) for about 3 months thanks to Paul's podcast.
Thanks to this bb I've learned that my asparagus would appreciate an application or two but that my garlic would not...perhaps I should reconsider how closely I plant them considering their needs.
I have decided to nitrohydrate the 2nd year asparagus in a raised bed near the neighbor's property line. Being that it was close to her view I decided to go with the non direct stream approach.
Also I dont know if comfrey is a "pee loving plant" but for the past 3 weeks I have been providing urine undiluted to one comfrey plant and water of the same amount to another about 5 feet away both facing southwest in the same bed. Both planted from the same crown cutting on the same day last year.
The pee plant has shown exuberant growth.
I do not have a control plant for this little experiment and it is an extremely small test group.
Also my son decided to plant beans all around the plant that is not doing as well(no urine)
So there are quite a few factors that could have caused this issue however I believe that comfrey is a pee lover!
I'm an aspie and prone to extreme anxiety and I take mega doses of B vitamins, which help a lot. But they do turn my pee yellow unless I'm so stressed out that I use them all up. So the fact it's so yellow is actually a good sign!
Interestingly, it's a different yellow to the color you get when you're borderline dehydrated. Rather worryingly, there's a brand of expensive adulterated drink you can buy which has the same glowing yellow shade :D
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I'm fairly new and so excited about the PEPs. I am learning on 1/3 acre in a neighborhood while homeschooling my 6 kids. We are all getting into learning, but I forget to document. Usually, I have my boys pee into the watering can or on the trees, but here is less fun evidence.
Glad I read the dailyish about PEP and BBs. That gave me a link to 'what are your 20 easiest BBs' and in there was a link to this thread.
I never knew there was a BB for giving urine to plants. Of course that is the easiest! I did it many times, so all I have to do is to make photos next time.
"Also, just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them" (Luke 6:31)
No pics handy, but with the kids home, us gentlemen can fill a 5 gallon bucket every couple of days or so. I've been dispersing it around our perimeter fence which happens to be planted with fruit/nut trees in an effort to ward off dogs that attack our sheep. Seems to be working... When available, I add biochar to the collection bucket. Helps keep the odor down duting the collection phase and ends up on the trees.
I can't say with certainty that this is first time I've taken a picture of myself peeing but I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've posted it online. The internet tells me that my banana plants like a good urine diet, so here we go.
I had never heard of using urine as fertilizer before finding this BB. I'm excited to keep at it because I haven't been using any fertilizer before today!
Also found a great use for this weird animal cracker container.
I fertilized one of my tomato plants this go round. I grew them off of cuttings from the first season's tomatoes as an experiment... needless to say, its growth does not compare to that of the one plant I have grown from seed! Hope the fertilizer will bring it up to speed.