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Soil and Composting: Whizzin' On the Compost Pile?

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Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #6216548

I KNOW I read on one 'a these threads that someone was trying to get their DH to whiz on the compost pile to get the heat started up. Please expound if this is true.
Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

March 3, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #6216931

The amonnia should help.
PuddlePirate
North Ridgeville, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 3, 2009
8:21 PM

Post #6216967

Bubba's not p***ing into the wind when it comes to urine:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/637285/

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6220358

So, if I'm putting this er, "starter fluid" on my compost pile, will I be able to use the compost on my veggie bed or not? I read somewhere else that as long as the compost breaks down over time, or heats up enough (which my little pile has never done), it's ok to use on the veggies. I just want some more opinions on this use. I'd still have enough other areas to spread it if not on my veggie bed...
Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

March 4, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #6220420

GG, the only time I get a hot compost pile is when I overload it with harvested grass bags from the neighborhood. That is why I use the dried molasses - I let the worms take care of everything.
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6220979

I never return to the house for relief when working in the gardens. Therefore I am just a wizz short of some more free nitrogen. Absolutely nothing wrong with waste from a healthy body.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #6221018

Agreed- I have read that healthy urine is basically sterile. Ladies, wear a gathered skirt when gardening. Nobody knows whats under it.


or not.
margocstn
Savannah, GA

March 4, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6221061

There were whole threads on this somewhere. I read them and started saving pee for my compost pile and it made it heat up fast! I don't do it all the time, mainly because it's too much trouble. Some people dilute the pee and use it on plants.

After reading about all the uses of pee in the garden I feel guilty when I start disposing of it.
graceful_garden
Hahira, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #6221243

WOW! I wondered why the hydrangeas under the big OAK tree out back look so good!!! LOL Samantha

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 4, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #6221289

Or for modesty, one could take a bucket to the shower and catch the water while it's warming up, plus your personal contribution.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2009
10:22 PM

Post #6221756

Ya'll are absolutely right about urine being sterilized. Now I remember reading somewhere that it's safer to drink your own filtered urine than just about anything else!

So, I WILL be able to use it on my veggie beds! Thanks, guys!

P.S. I'm coining the term, "organic starter fluid..." Look for it in the gardenology page!

This message was edited Mar 4, 2009 4:23 PM

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2009
10:25 PM

Post #6221768

I like to spell my name. :-)

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #6221800

Victorgardener,
Don't quite understand your post. Please explain.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #6221915

While whizzing!
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #6221952

Victor...if you are writing in snow getting back to dot the (i) must be a hoot.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #6221957

Not to mention crossing the 'T'!
ecopepper
Orlando, FL

March 5, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #6222404

OMGosh!!!! Too funny...Son asked if he could "water the plants" the other day!! I guess I'll give him the okay as long as it's on the compost!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6222462

I may try to mark my area since the deer are so at of hand.
PuddlePirate
North Ridgeville, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2009
3:21 AM

Post #6223204

Pee, you!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2009
4:35 AM

Post #6223491

I'll never again look at a package of compost starter/ booster without thinking of this

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2009
5:31 AM

Post #6223650

Sallyg, I think you should never again look @ a package of compost starter fluid with such an organic FREE product available 2 U!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2009
5:39 AM

Post #6223663

Oh, I look, yeah, but don't touch, already :-)
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6224869

The best compost starter bar none is black strap molasses. All of the above will only help.
The molasses is available at feed mills where they make cattle feed for about six bucks a gallon...less if you buy five gallons. You must take your own container. This is feed grade with all the goodness left in for the cattle. The price varies around the country.
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6224883

must be nice to be a guy sometimes. Not only do you get to tinkle (did I just say that?! lol) outside, but you also get to help the plants freely. Nice.
PuddlePirate
North Ridgeville, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #6225176

Two words: portable urinal. You ladies have at it, now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #6225248

With a DG name of PuddlePirate - hmmmm.
PuddlePirate
North Ridgeville, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2009
5:55 PM

Post #6225278

Actually, for a brief time during my freshman year of college, my friends called me "Puddles" after an incident wherein I drunkenly mistook a living room for a bathroom.

My DG nickname is a reference to my time in the USCG. The Navy types called us "puddle pirates" as an insult. I've turned it into a badge of honor, since it takes real skill to handle ships in shallow water. Any fool can slog across the open ocean.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2009
6:00 PM

Post #6225299

He hee. Good points! I am amazed at what the Coast Guard does. My neighbor is a retired Lt. Commander.
PuddlePirate
North Ridgeville, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2009
8:05 PM

Post #6225725

How old is he? I might know him.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #6226060

83.
PuddlePirate
North Ridgeville, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #6226296

Never mind. I'm 37. :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 5, 2009
10:32 PM

Post #6226368

Hee hee. I think his boat had a sail.
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #6226699

Coast Guard what? The question is did we get our gal from Texas up to peeing on her compost pile to make it better?
Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #6227218

I'll stick with the molasses. No splash-back!
pennefeather
McLean, VA
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #6227523

You guys kill me!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2009
3:27 AM

Post #6227539

True, Kate, but I can pee three times before the molasses hits the pile.
Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2009
3:51 AM

Post #6227645

I pour quickly, and my (oh careful, this is delicate...) spout has multiple holes in it. Top that!
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

March 6, 2009
4:50 AM

Post #6227928

Splash back is a daily routine. Why worry. Molasses is untenable in the cool days of compost starting. Wait if it went through you it would warm up. LOL
Katye
Sammamish, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 6, 2009
5:43 AM

Post #6228060

LOL!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2009
12:42 PM

Post #6228477

I can manage multiple streams at once. Perfected that at age 4.

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #6228539

We digress. Docgipe how much molasses on my pile? Roughly 5x5 and 3 feet high. Linda
phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2009
1:29 PM

Post #6228657

This thread has really cracked me up. AND I have learned something new too.

Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

March 6, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #6228771

Does this mean if you are going to get into a p***ing contest - Do it in the compost pile?
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6229198

Yep and barefooted too.
phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6229304

Oh gross.

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