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Urine: An ideal fertilizer in the garden

Status: 01/26/2021 12:38 p.m.

A super fertilizer, self-produced and containing nitrogen: gardener Peter Rasch shows what urine can do in the garden and which plants it is particularly suitable for.

There are things that you do, but you don't talk about them. Garden expert Peter Rasch has therefore taken up the subject of urine in the garden and says: "Take a piss in the garden". Because urine is a pretty good fertilizer.

Some gardeners also call it gold water, and for good reason: it contains potassium, magnesium and a lot of nitrogen. One adult's urine is enough to supply a 400-square-meter garden with complete fertilizer. This means that urine has an enormous fertilizing potential.

Only use urine diluted with water as a fertilizer

Urine is a liquid fertilizer concentrate that must never be applied undiluted. Depending on how high the nutrient requirement of the respective plant is - medium, low or high consumers - it is diluted with water in a ratio between 1:10 and 1:20 and then applied to the cultures.

Avoid unpleasant odors

If urine is freshly applied as an organic fertilizer and diluted well, there is no unpleasant odor. This actually only happens if the dosage is incorrect and too much urine is applied - or if the urine has been stored. Then bacteria join in, nitrogen is converted into ammonia and it smells unpleasant.

Not all urine is suitable

Anyone who takes tablets or smokes a lot should refrain from using their own urine as an organic fertilizer. This would bring substances into the garden that shouldn't belong in the bed.

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