Best compost accelerator

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Jenn, Jun 15, 2005.

Do you use human urine as a composting aid?

  1. I pee on my compost heap (man or woman)

  2. I ask DH to do so but I don't

  3. I collect urine inside to kickstart my compost heap

  4. I don't but will think about it

  5. No thanks, to each his own

  6. EEEWW! GROSS! I'm never eating at your house!

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  1. Jenn

    Jenn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Forget cocacola or buying and adding nitrogen- manmade organic nitrogen is best. I mean urine, folks. Men, pee on the heap. Women, only if the neighbors can't see. But before you buy something think about peeing in a pot once in a while and sprinkling the heap with it.

    Admit it, who does it?
     
  2. Oggie

    Oggie Waste of bandwidth Supporter

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    So that's how my wife got the coffee grounds on her bottom!
     

  3. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You missed one option - young boys - they will pee anywhere you ask them to so long as it is outside! lol
     
  4. agmantoo

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    I agree that nitrogen is a great accelerator. However, without heat you are up the creek.
     
  5. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    But the heat is created by the microbal action - nitrogen speeds up that action thereby creating the heat.
     
  6. Pony

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    I only wish I could get Buster the Wonder Dog to lift on the pile... With his arthritis, he's become more of a squatter than a lifter... :rolleyes:

    But DH not only pees on the pile for me, he also uses a mason jar in the garage when it's too light outside and he doesn't want the neighborhood children to be shocked.

    Hmm... As Mistletoad points out, little boys will pee on anything... and the neighbor has two boys, with a bunch of friends... :haha:

    Pony!
     
  7. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Beer (homemade) is also good....run it thru you first....then pee in a bucket or on the pile or even on the corn patch....

    My mother was speechless when I put a blue bucket in the bathroom to pee in ....
    It was the best corn she ever had. ;)
     
  8. hollym

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    Wish ya'll could have seen the look on my two kids' faces when I went home and said we should start peeing in a bucket, lololol.

    hollym