Daily Archives: April 11, 2010

A wee Pee

Yesterdays post ended up going down the toilet.

What a waste! 😉

My mention of shredding paper let the chat to compost.  There were giggles and squeals at the suggested use a particular moisture to nourish the pile.  So I went digging

The best form of liquid addition for compost is what some composters primly call Household Compost Activator. Other people call it urine. Don’t be coy about it — this is what should happen to urine rather than wasting it by flushing it down the toilet. Develop a self-righteous attitude about not wasting it — but don’t shout about it too loud, modern city people like neighbours and so on can be funny about these things, what they don’t know won’t hurt them.

First, urine is sterile. Second, it contains the drainage of every cell in the body — it’s crammed with minerals and vitamins. Third, it contains a lot of nitrogen — that’s one reason that it’s silly to buy nitrogen (there are others).

It shouldn’t prove too difficult to arrange to have a few litres of Household Compost Activator set by when it’s time to make the compost. You can use it neat, or mix it 50-50 with water, and add a capful of seaweed emulsion while you’re at it. Use a sprinkling can.

Urine is sterile when it comes out of your body. Don’t use it if you have a urinary tract infection.

This is an interesting link for snippets of information.

Happy composting and gardening!