Apologies if this is old news to most of you. I found this tonight and found it pretty helpful. Not sure if I can afford all of this, but interesting nonetheless. I will probably stick with blood meal and bone meal for financial reasons.
I advocated saving pee at a school in Haiti for fertilizer. If you have your family save it, you can dilute it 10/90 with water. It wouldn't
take too much to treat a bale.
It sure worked great in Haiti. We had 450 little peeers in the school so we could get quite a bit of free fertilizer. Pee comes from the body very pure with few of the problems associated with stuff from the other end.
I know you were joking, but in some areas this is an overlooked source of fertilizer. I advocate using what is around us without shelling out hard earned $.
Sorry for being so serious.
dbanks wrote:Apologies if this is old news to most of you. I found this tonight and found it pretty helpful. Not sure if I can afford all of this, but interesting nonetheless. I will probably stick with blood meal and bone meal for financial reasons.
dbanks, I'm in Gainesville too (a few miles outside city limits, actually). FYI, Alachua Seed & Feed on 6th either has or can get your choice of ammonium nitrate or urea, both "high-proof" sources of nitrogen. Strictly in terms of the amount of nitrogen per dollar, they are hard to beat.
I would stay far away from Milorganite. It is treated urban sewage, and is only recommended for lawns and ornamental plantings. It may be safe from a bacteriological standpoint, but as municipal sewage it contains whatever gets flushed down toilets or poured down sinks throughout the city. That includes everything imaginable - heavy metals, drainage from automotive centers and car parks containing the contents of broken batteries and petroleum spills, latex paint, organic solvents, old pesticides, leftover out-of-date prescription medicine - anything that anyone wants to get rid of and doesn't want to pay to have treated or hauled away. A real witches brew.