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5/18/11 3:01 AM
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Saw this article.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1214346/Urinating-tomato-plants-fruit-times-larger.html
5/18/11 3:03 AM
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Gardeners keen to boost their crop of tomatoes may be surprised to learn they can turn to an unusual and free source of fertiliser.

Allotment growers can enrich the soil and therefore their plants using their own wee, according to a new study.

Scientists discovered the unusual addition made crops up to four times larger.

A team of Finnish researchers found that sprinkling tomatoes with human urine mixed with wood ash was the ultimate eco-friendly fertiliser.

It worked just as well with cucumber, corn, cabbage and other crops.

Although scientists have previously tested urine on plants, this is the first one to mix it with wood ash.

The mixture produced bumper harvests when compared to untreated plants.

It could one day be substituted for costly synthetic fertilisers.

The university study, published in this month's Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, found using nitrogen-rich urine does not carry any risk of disease.

When combined with wood ash is perfect to provide minerals and reduce the acidity of soil.

Report author Surenda Pradhen said the findings could lead to a new source of cheap fertiliser without the need to use potentially dangerous chemicals.

'The results suggest that urine with or without wood ash can be used as a substitute for mineral fertiliser to increase the yields of tomato without posing any microbial or chemical risks,' she concluded.
5/18/11 7:50 AM
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the only people who don't pee in their garden are the same ones that get out of the shower to pee.

you can also jumpstart your compost pile by adding urine to the mix.
5/18/11 8:05 AM
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ashleigh11 - the only people who don't pee in their garden are the same ones that get out of the shower to pee.

lol
5/18/11 4:02 PM
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5/22/11 9:26 PM
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 I pee on my compost pile and have always peed on my tomato plants.  When I was an "urban farmer", hehe, I used to mix my pee with liquid fertilizer to flow around the rockwool.  Best nitro on the planet.
5/24/11 3:52 PM
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i can't really pee in my communal garden because it's basically in the middle of a park and there is always people there...

can't pee on my container garden either since kids playing in the backstreet will tell their mom that there was a weird guy on the second floor with his schlong out.

I can't really pee in a jar an bring it with me because my gf will most likely think i've gone completely nuts and leave me...

wat do?
5/24/11 5:59 PM
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lol
5/25/11 6:40 AM
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kvr29 -  only option is a catheter. god speed sim, god speed


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5/25/11 11:23 PM
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All I know is when I was a kid/teenager, I pissed out my bedroom window on the upstairs floor next to the driveway. There was one little two foot patch of dirt 10 years later after I left home under that window. The rest was a grass strip that ran between the house and driveway.
5/29/11 10:19 PM
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simthefarmer - i can't really pee in my communal garden because it's basically in the middle of a park and there is always people there...

can't pee on my container garden either since kids playing in the backstreet will tell their mom that there was a weird guy on the second floor with his schlong out.

I can't really pee in a jar an bring it with me because my gf will most likely think i've gone completely nuts and leave me...

wat do?

 Pee in a jar, add blue food dye to turn it green, tell gf and park goers it's "Miracle Grow", hehe.
6/2/11 12:26 AM
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Tried it, tomato plant is almost dead after 4 days.

Glad I only tried it with one plant.
6/2/11 11:00 AM
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iknowkungfu - Tried it, tomato plant is almost dead after 4 days.

Glad I only tried it with one plant.


lol, don't pee on the plant. if you read the article you'd see they mixed it with wood ash and sprinkled it on the plants. you can also make a compost tea and pee in the can. you have to dilute it. kind of like how your dog kills the grass where it pees. it's too concentrated.

you can also pee on the compost pile to jumpstart it. you don't have to dilute it :)

~shakes head~
10/2/11 11:38 PM
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lol.
10/3/11 8:28 PM
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yes, dilute and you can even let it sit for a day or two. But urine (and poo) does absolutely help.
10/6/11 7:00 PM
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every plant I've peed on has quickly died
4/19/12 3:17 AM
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when I pee on my girlfreinds vagina, I notice her hair grows faster their.

true story.
5/9/12 3:02 AM
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sourcheese - when I pee on my girlfreinds vagina, I notice her hair grows faster their.

true story.


She a redhead?

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