home made fertilizer
evangardener at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 20 01:51:58 EST 2001
The reason there is no smell using the sawdust method to store urine, is
that sawdust, or wood shavings(sawdust will absorb the liquid a lot
quicker)is a large proportion carbon, whilst urine is very high in water
soluble nitrogen. and as any good composter knows, you need a balance of 25
parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen to return this matterial to soil food as
quick as possible. If the nitrogen is used to balance the carbon then no
nitrogen loss through ammonia will occur, therefore no bad smells. Did you
know that some monks will drink their urine in the morning to slow their
metabolism, which helps them to meditate.
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