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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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pollinator
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Watering a willow with some extra nitrogen mixed in!
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Staff note (Dave Burton):

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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Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

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
Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I certify this BB complete!

 
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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
Staff note (Mike Haasl):

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.
Staff note (Ash Jackson):

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
Staff note (Ash Jackson):

I certify this BB is complete!

 
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I’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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Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I certify this BB complete! Congrats on your second air badge as well

 
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