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

BB greywater and willow feeders - sand badge
 
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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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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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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’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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