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urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« on: 24/08/2006 23:43:18 »
my crazy uncle gets drunk almost every nite and while going out for a quick smoke has taken to urinating in my garden...nice eh? i didnt know until recently when i walked out to smoke and then quickly walked back in (lol) however the grass in the "specific" area seems to be growing faster...any ideas why? im guessing something to do with the nitrogen in urine (i've read nitrogens good for plants) but also think he mite hav been suppin mircle grow in a drunken stuper...hmmm anything ne1??? not that im annoyed now iv forced him to mow my lawn. ahhh that lovely cloud and its silver lining..

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #1 on: 25/08/2006 00:05:59 »
I thought urine killed grass ! (and I don't mean ' da erb'  ;))

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #2 on: 25/08/2006 00:09:53 »
The other issue is that this year it has been so dry the water may have made a difference. but yes urine contains urea, which is a byproduct of breaking down proteins and does contain nitrogen, which will probably make the grass grow faster.
 

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #3 on: 25/08/2006 00:05:59 »
I thought urine killed grass ! (and I don't mean ' da erb'  ;))

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #4 on: 25/08/2006 00:09:53 »
The other issue is that this year it has been so dry the water may have made a difference. but yes urine contains urea, which is a byproduct of breaking down proteins and does contain nitrogen, which will probably make the grass grow faster.
 

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #5 on: 25/08/2006 17:32:05 »
hmmm wonder if theres a retail opportunity then?? cheers for the answers tho

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #6 on: 25/08/2006 18:06:16 »
I suspect the retail opportunities would be rare as people would just need to collect their own ' wee wee ' ..but, you never know...an entrepreneur with the right pitch may find a novel way to market it. Perhaps using animal wee wee !!..I imagine a cow and horse wee wee in not ' wee ' quantities !!..and I suppose ..convenience would win. people may not want to collect their own urine and store it..unless a clever attachment could be built into the toilet....one press of a button and the contents are syphoned out to a barrel for treatment !!..or something to that effect.

hey ...I'm warming to the idea now !!

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #7 on: 25/08/2006 23:08:17 »
we'll discuss it over lunch lol although your idea of the toilet shypon doesnt appeal, ud be mixing it with huge quantities of water, and it might dilute it so much that it doesnt work. wonder if you could find a way to dry it and crystalise it, make like a revolutionary new fertalizer...organic fertalizer... i dunno tho...ur the pioneer of bathroom science matey.

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #8 on: 26/08/2006 00:46:26 »
I wouldn't say it was particularly revolutionary, slurry - a major byproduct of cattle farming has been used as a fertilizer for ages, and it is a mixture of urine and faeces. Composting toilets are used to make compost to make the garden grow, etc etc
 

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Re: urine...a new gardening tool? hmmmmm
« Reply #9 on: 27/08/2006 01:33:17 »
now thats just peeing on my bonfire.

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