Last night at a Community Group meeting the topic for the night was ‘natural products for our garden care’. We listed ways to deal with aphids, snails, earwigs and other nuisance insects. We listed all kinds of companion plants such as marigolds, comfrey, tansy. We talked about nutritional methods such as worm juice, bokashi juice, soaking weeds, especially nettles as well as the cleaning potential of crushed soursob. Everyone contributed enthusiastically and bringing books to refer to.
Finally I asked ‘Who uses urine in the garden?’ Sheepishly every hand went up! After the laughter we started a vigorous discussion of the way we collect this valuable resource, how we dilute it and what we use it for.
So save these valuable nutrients for your garden. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus are a precious and declining resource which are worth saving and using in appropriate ways.