home made fertilizer

permed at nor.com.au permed at nor.com.au
Sun Mar 18 17:44:21 EST 2001


>use urin:
>balanced fertilizer
>free
>home made
>continuous and regular production right out of your pocket :-)
>no storage needed
>no processing needed
>saving water

Urine is an excellent fertiliser and is safe to use
best used diluted with water between 1:10 to 1: 20 (that's 1 part urine)

The 1: 20 solution can also be used as a foliar spray against powdery 
mildew
Urine is high in nitrogen so don't over-do it
Recommend having a pee-bucket for night use (the 4am pee or first of the 
day is purest and most nutrient-rich). in the morning fill the pee bucket 
with water and use same day
Don't store the pee or it will become ammoniacal and smell

Another good homemade liquid fertiliser can be made from comfrey leaves:
half fill a bucket with leaves and fill with water, leave for 10-14 days
it can become a bit smelly so locate it appropriately
dilite 1:5-1:10 with water before use

Robyn

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre
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Permaculture Education
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Nimbin Eco-Village Project Office
Robyn Francis - permaculture designer & educator
PO Box 379, Nimbin NSW 2480 Australia
Ph 02-6689 1755 Fax 02-6689 1225
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