If you store your own urine and transfer it to a spray can it kills grass and weeds like a weed killer. Strange but true, but don't ask how I discover this freebie.
cheers tommy x
If that was bottled and sold in stores, the natural name would be Pi** Off. Not to be confused with a product available here in Australia called Poss Off, which is a bad smelling possum repellent.
Dogs seem to perform this service without accuracy! I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work.
Does it see off garden pests like slugs too? Patent it!
Hi Tommy. Good to see you back on the misc forum mate :o) Yes, David... I like that product name. So are you going to patent it Tommy? How much p....ss do you think you can sell in a year to come out in front?.... Have you done the maths?....
Maybe the bottle of Pi** Off should have the second line as 'We aim to please' or maybe 'Weeds, urine trouble' Maybe I should stop in case the VT police see all this.
oh many may lols
Giggle! Mr Gaw, I laughed out loud at that!
Tommy, avid gardeners (like myself) have encouraged any males to errrr donate their piddlies and I have diluted it with water to use as a plant food. As you have so rightly observed, the original product is far too strong. Molly Dog gives her little donations on the front lawn and if left in situ, they burn the grass. However if I rush out with a watering can and immediately dilute said offering, it really feeds the grass and turns it green. The grass grows much faster and the moss is supressed.
The tomato food I am using at the moment appears to be pure piddle, so it's important to make up the correct strength if I do not want to kill the plants.
Other lovelies you can try. Make up garlic water to use on eg hostas and vegetables. It keeps off the pests and gives a lovely flavour to the veggies.
One more use for your product is on an ice bound and slippery driveway when it is too cold for the rock/road salt to work. Two points, it must be applied from source as the heat helps to melt the ice and frostbite should be avoided at all costs. It also helps to apply it facing away from the road in case you cause an accident by over exposure.
And how do I know all this? Now, that would be telling......
Thanks Sue - and another use is to make wet plaster take longer to set. So just p away into the bowl of plaster, add water and then it can be worked much longer.
There must be lots of natural remedies, potions and all the rest that will replace what we spend millions purchasing - maybe the witches just had a bad PR consultant 'Bubble, bubble toil and trouble etc'
i have heard it eases the sting and itch of chilblains
David, you almost made me spit up all over my keyboard with that one. Ha! You should copyright those taglines, pronto!
As for the fertilizing properties of pee, absolutely. Urine contains urea, the source of nitrogen used in nitrogen-based fertilizers. Too much of it will kill the plant, but every plant needs some nitrogen, plus potassium and phosphate.
I got a stinging nettle in the face today....its not a cure for that too is it????
David... that was hillarious mate! I'm still chuckling :o)
Kirsty, ouch! Stinging nettles are the worst!! As for the p..off remedy - Errr... no thanks! haha.
Learn something today that urine can be a weed killer, and then if diluted, it can be fertilizer, should have hit the books more in chemistry. Natural products is cool.
cheers tommy x
Kirsty - use a dock leaf for your stinging nettle (you always find them together)
Random stream-of-consciousness pee thoughts...
Peeing on the compost heap helps enormously to encourage its decomposition (but don't do it too often, or too obviously!).
Urine has been a vital tanning (and bleaching) agent for millennia. The Romans had public post on street corners specifically to collect pee.
Dog poo is also good for tanning, most especially the white stuff. One job I wouldn't have fancied in Victorian London was being a 'pure-finder': collecting dog poo for the tanneries.
Male archies who pee on site help to create huge nettle patches. So we females always know where they go to pee at night.
You'd be surprised at the role that nitrogen plays in our lives and ecosystems. Lions cannot survive in areas where the grass is not god to eat, simply because there is no prey there. Giraffe only eat acacia leaves as they are high in nitrogen, but they are guarded by ants which live in the galls they create in the tree bark. A certain gecko will only lay its eggs in an empty acacia gall, it would not survive without the ants or the giraffe. Nitrogen is a colourless gas in the air, but even though we rely on oxygen to breathe, we would not exist without the nitrogen to fertilise the grasslands on which we all depend. No grasslands, no crops, no rice, no grass of course for our farm animals...... if you destroy one aspect of our environment it pulls a whole ecosystem down.
Keep distributing the piddle and stop flushing it down the bog!!
"...Dog poo is also good for tanning....... One job I wouldn't have fancied in Victorian London was being a 'pure-finder': collecting dog poo for the tanneries."
Kind of gives the word Job a whole new meaning J ;o)