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Give Urine to Growies - PEP BB greywillow.sand.urine

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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.

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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. :)
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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.
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