Just Couldn't Get Myself To Do It! Compost Pee? What Are Your Thoughts?


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Just Couldn't Get Myself To Do It!
Compost Pee
Gaby Hinsliff Sunday April 30, 2006 -- The Observer
The Conservative Party chairman is urging the nation to pee on its compost heaps to help the environment.
Francis Maude, who admitted he and his family were slightly 'psycho' about recycling, delivered the unorthodox gardening advice after being asked what his personal contribution was to the green cause on Radio 4's Any Questions?
Maude also said that he planned to buy a greener car when the time came to replace the family vehicle. He said: 'If I share a tip with the audience it is that if you pee on your compost, it has a double environmental whammy - it speeds up its decomposition so you can get it on the garden more quickly, and it also saves water.'
Bob Flowerdew, of the Gardeners' Question Time panel, argues that urine contains potash and nitrogen which is a rich fertiliser. The urea in urine is said to speed chemical reactions involved in breaking down organic material.

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  • Dee W
    on Oct 30, 2012

    Think about your diet/health as well. Do you want your cholesterol meds. in your compost or the sinus medicine you took for a week? There are no pluses here.

  • The Blooming Gardener
    on Nov 15, 2012

    My son refuses to eat anything with seaweed (like California Rolls) coz he says it has fish pee on it!!!!

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