home made fertilizer

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Sun Mar 18 18:27:07 EST 2001


urine seems to work fine for some of my plants, but for instance I used it on salvia
divinorum & watched my plant literally melt before my eyes in the course of a couple
hours & by the next day had turned to a glutinous slime.  so I dont use it on my
exotics, my portable fig orchard loves it tho...


wondering what kind of n-p-k ratio a comfrey tea might have...

mIEKAL

permed at nor.com.au wrote:

> >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
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