home made fertilizer

Australia Felix Permaculture pcorgbgo at bendigo.net.au
Tue Mar 20 04:30:42 EST 2001


Hello Evan,

Good to see on the list - I'll catch you tomorrow night....

Cheers,

Darren Doherty

----- Original Message -----
From: Evan Davies <evangardener at hotmail.com>
To: permaculture <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: home made fertilizer


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> 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.
>
> Evan
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