To achieve the BB Give Urine to Growies, I identified by research, that our young peach tree is a high user of nitrogen and loves urine. Having shallow feeder roots it is important to ensure that the roots remain moist but not water logged and that no more than 25% of the root system is fertilised or the tree will likely die from too much of a good thing. I watered it well and then gave it a special present. Here are the two photos as proof.
To ensure that I can have a learning outcome from each BB, I use a journal so I can write down what I have learned so far and add more information as my learning increases. Researching is a significant part of the journey so I not only know how, but why.
This will be my own SKIP journey and reference to be built on for the future.
Failure is a stepping stone to success. Failing is not quitting - Stopping trying is
Never retire every one thinks you have more time to help them - We have never been so busy
According to this article at Scientific American, tomato is a valid plant for human urine fertilizer. I have a tomato producing very dark purple fruits, but none of them have ripened and I've been picking from other plants for six or eight weeks. So I decided that was a good candidate for special treatment. I aimed for near the base of the plant, but not on it, and spritzed some neighboring plants in the process. I'm sure this is unnecessary, but out of an abundance of caution, I gave the area a quick rinse. We got .68 inches of rain between 0700 (when I check the rain gauge each morning) yesterday and today, so I went with the easier undiluted option. I think you can tell that everything is wet from the rain even though you can't really see the soil where I was peeing.
I guess if some detail isn't quite right, I'll try again in an hour. :)
What took me so long! I pee in the woods all the time as my morning routine starts with a large coffee and finishes with a dog walk in the woods. Juggling dog lead and camera and …. Well, I only have two hands. Anyhoo . . . Went for second technique instead.
Filled 10% of a milk bottle and then filled the rest with water. Fed to hydrangeas.
I watered an established fig bush. Internet research made it sound like the fig would be happy without it being diluted, but I topped the jar with rainwater anyways. Looks like I haven't been drinking enough today...
Edit: Presses submit before I finished uploading photos
(Reminder to myself) God didn't say, "well said, well planned, and well thought out." He said, "well done."
Photo 1 is urine and water it's going into (dilution water, which I use rainwater for) nature forgive me for all the plastic.
Photo 3 is pouring it for the pear tree -- note, ordinarily I would aim at the drip line instead of closer in, but it was dark and then the tree wouldn't be lit by the light on my camera. I also don't ordinarily just pour in one spot but splosh aroud unevenly, for a full grown tree. I did this for the directions for the badge. Thanks.
Community Building 2.0: ask me about drL, the rotational-mob-grazing format for human interactions.