• Ole-Man

    October 4, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    I use it sparingly on everything growing “not saying much since I’m doing more learning than growing” but I use plenty in my compost. It doesn’t smell like a New Orleans alley since it’s putting nitrogen in to help heat it up. Great results since I started in the spring of 21… 😎

  • Hippocrates_Garden

    October 4, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Considering it’s nitrogen content and safety (unless you are ill or on medications, even for “chronic” conditions like blood pressure, hormones etc) in my mind it is a complete waste of nutrients if one does not, use it somehow. At a minimum collect, dilute and use anywhere on the property where it just goes back in the soil to be recycled however the soil and life need. Of course as a guy this is a bit easier as a deposit can be made about anywhere out of direct eyesight. I’ve often added to a compost pile, and loved an idea from a guy down in Australia. He built a little privacy enclosure, put a full bale of straw in there, in the middle of the garden simply as a carbon source on which he would urinate, and then i assume either bury or add to a compost pile.

    As I learned from Will Bonsall’s book, any nutrient that leaves the property, in any form; be that water or windborne soil, plant material sold (market garden) or animal excrement hauled off or piped off (sewer), it’s all a form of erosion, and those nutrients have to be replaced from offsite. Better to just keep it onsite and recirculating as often as possible, exactly as a dollar in the local economy is worth so much more when it recirculates rather than going off to the bank account of some multinational company.

  • Westky

    October 4, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks for info I’ve been putting it on my fall vegetables and pineapples

  • Observationist_Dave

    October 4, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Love seeing this brought up more and more. Ive used urine for years, but stopped talking about it because people would react like i am crazy. There’s nothing I won’t use it on, but not once fruiting starts. That means for greens I only use it for bed preparation. I also don’t heavily reapply repeatedly, not because of N concerns, but concerns over the salts, that are naturally excreted, building up over time. Rather, once prep and planting are over in the early summer, I use it in my compost pile since it will be months before that is applied to the garden.

  • Clairvoyant-Countess

    October 5, 2022 at 4:14 am

    I also add it to my compost pile and also to my JADAM barrel (David the Good has the same concept Dave’s Fetid Swamp Water). So far so good!

  • Jen-in-Ok

    October 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I would highly recommend looking at “The humanure handbook” wonderful book.