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GOLD - Carol Steinfeld
Fascinating little book about the practicalities of using urine
as a fertilizer. This is an excellent introduction to how we can
utilise urine as a free life-enhancing food for the garden, rather
than see it as a waste-management problem. Because of the nitrogen
content in healthy urine, it is an excellent on tap source. By simply
diluting the urine from between 5:1 or 8:1 with water, the mix has
significant positive effects on plants, as amply demonstrated in
the books study of examples from around the world.
Steinfeld examines the whole process, from urine-diverting
toilets, storage, dilution and application, complete with illustrations
and photo's. Check out the photo on page 76 of a Mr Haken Jonsson
and his home-made urine fertiliser distributor.
Piss had other uses too. Next time your at a wedding,
sprinkle some piss on the happy couple, as practised in some areas
of southern Africa...Next time your at a demo, chuck urine-nitrate
bombs at the coppers and piss onto a face mask when the tear gas
starts coming. This was common practise in world war one. Urine
can also be used as a clothes dye.
But it's in the field if fertiliser that piss stands
out.It's reckoned we flush away 1.4 milion pounds of nutrients each
day in the UK. So, next time nature calls, answer by pissing on
it (dilute first). And with your bumper crop of vegetables next
season, you can give freely to your neighbours. Just don't tell
then how you got the tomatoes so big.