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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Greywater and Willow Feeders.

In this Badge Bit you will give urine to a plant.



Here are some related articles
 - Why You Should Pee on Your Plants
 - How to Use Pee in Your Garden
 - Biological Fertilizer - Human Urine
 - A Guide to Safely Using Urine as a Fertilizer

Here are some threads on the larger context of willow feeders and poop beasts:
 - Tree Bog vs Dry Outhouse
 - The First Willow Feeder
 - Poop Beasts

Here are some videos about using urine as a fertilizer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqD6uM5jiN4







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
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Watering a willow with some extra nitrogen mixed in!
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water a willow with some pee added
water a willow with some pee added
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I hereby certify this BB as complete!

 
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This is a coppiced sycamore (platanus occidentalis). Trying to do this through the view finder was challenging, and I accidentally hit the tree. "Sorry little fella!"
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I certify that this BB is complete! (Today I get to say I certified that someone peed on a tree. This is grand!)

 
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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.
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Capture
Capture
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Original volume
Original volume
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Diluted with produce washing water (green can was filled ~90% full)
Diluted with produce washing water (green can was filled ~90% full)
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Release
Release
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Submission for greywillow sand urine bb

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!




The pee plant is doing drastically better
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Urine dilution 6:1
Urine dilution 6:1
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Rain water and urine mixture
Rain water and urine mixture
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Transfer to better watering implement
Transfer to better watering implement
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Golden shower on asparagus
Golden shower on asparagus
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Wet soil
Wet soil
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Week 3 no pee comfrey
Week 3 no pee comfrey
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Week 3 pee comfrey
Week 3 pee comfrey
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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Orange tree, very traditional target for enhanced water :)
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fertilizing the orange tree, hope for more oranges next year!
fertilizing the orange tree, hope for more oranges next year!
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closer look. just in case.
closer look. just in case.
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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And, just to prove it really was a double act, here's the photos he took of me watering the young mulberry tree...
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diluting pee directly in the pee bucket
diluting pee directly in the pee bucket
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pouring it into the watering can
pouring it into the watering can
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applying diluted pee to the mulch around the mulberry tree
applying diluted pee to the mulch around the mulberry tree
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Iā€™m concerned about your pee Burra... that is some strong yellow colour. Drink more water!
 
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Don't you worry Michael.  

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!

Here's a link - http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org/autistic-children-vitamin-b6-magnesium-and-autism/ I did have a better one, but that one's a good start.
 
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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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Good day,  I am new here to Permies. I would like to ask you, are you worried about any drugs that you take being eliminated in your urine and then passed into your plants? Thank you!
 
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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.  
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Pee
Pee
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Pee with rainwater
Pee with rainwater
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Pouring on tomato
Pouring on tomato
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Applying pee to tomato
Applying pee to tomato
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I certify this BB complete! Congrats on your second air badge as well

 
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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.
 
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Here is my BB attempt!

The beginning:


Full-ish jar (I wasn't risking getting too close to the top!):



Empty Urine Bucket (You might be able to tell that this is the buckets purpose):


Urine into bucket (I usually just pee straight into it but I thought that might make for a scandalous photo)


Dilute to 1:10:


Happy Heartnut Seedling:


Even happier Heartnut!:


Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete, along with your new Greywater Air badge

 
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Here are pics for this BB
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Urine collected directly into watering can (sole use)
Urine collected directly into watering can (sole use)
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Fill line to be topped up with water
Fill line to be topped up with water
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Diluting
Diluting
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Squash plant getting watered (soil is damp under leaf mulch)
Squash plant getting watered (soil is damp under leaf mulch)
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I certify this BB is complete. Granting Greywater Air Badge, also. Welcome to PEP, Kevin!

 
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Ok, so, I peed on my sage plant.  Also the marigold got some.  

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I certify this BB complete! And you get an airbadge!

 
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Not your grandpappy's lemonade!

I picked tomatoes because they like nitrogen. I diluted the pee 10:1 in water. Also watered my peppers with it.
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Collecting pee
Collecting pee
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Pee in a container
Pee in a container
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Diluted pee
Diluted pee
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Putting pee on tomato
Putting pee on tomato
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Putting pee on tomato
Putting pee on tomato
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Putting pee on tomato
Putting pee on tomato
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I certify this BB complete! Along with your new air badge!

 
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peed on my young apple tree cant see the soil though what with the thick mulch
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pee'd on a young apple tree
pee'd on a young apple tree
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I certify this BB complete along with your new air badge!

 
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I hope those photos will do for a BB. How can I make clear it really is urine in that black bucket? I hope you trust me.


My black bucket with a mix of urine and greywater from the sink.


From the bucket into the waterer.


I used it to water those tiny new plants. Will they grow into real beets?

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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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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.  
 
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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.
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Me, peeing on a banana plant.
Me, peeing on a banana plant.
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I certify this BB complete. Enjoy your new Air Badge!

 
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peeing at the feet of (i think?) a magnolia tree (though my plant id apps can't confirm šŸ˜‚) after a recent downpour of rain!!

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I certify this BB complete! Welcome to SkIP! Enjoy your new Air Badge in Greywater!

 
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Opalyn here, presenting my first badge bit photos.  Let me know how this works for you all.
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Urine and Bucket of Water for dilution
Urine and Bucket of Water for dilution
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Curly Willow Tree
Curly Willow Tree
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"Dry" Spot with lemon thyme and clover between the willow and the house
"Dry" Spot with lemon thyme and clover between the willow and the house
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Lemon thyme and clover looking damp :)
Lemon thyme and clover looking damp :)
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I certify this BB complete! Welcome to Permies! Welcome to SkIP! Enjoy your Air Badge in Greywater!

 
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Watering an acid loving blueberry bush
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Watering an acid loving blueberry bush
Watering an acid loving blueberry bush
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I certify this BB complete. Enjoy your new Air Badge in Greywater!

 
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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.
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Diluting urine
Diluting urine
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Pouring onto tomato
Pouring onto tomato
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I certify this BB complete! Enjoy your new Air Badge in Greywater!

 
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BB for certification
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Collected urine
Collected urine
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Diluting it with water
Diluting it with water
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Applying it to the plants
Applying it to the plants
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I like that its organic. certified!

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