First there's an article in Treehugger arguing that Peeing in Public is Green. The author really means outdoors, and he regularly pees in his own yard – because why spoil perfectly good water and flush it away to be treated? Gotta agree there, and it's high in phosphate and a great deer deterrent. Problem is, his open-air whizzing may be hurting the plants in his yard. According to this article, urine should never touch plants undiluted – 5:1 for most plants, 10:1 for sensitive ones.
Then look who's also repurposing his own pee – our buddy Joe, driven to such frugality by his $25 challenge. Seems he can't afford deer fencing or sprays, so he's taken to sneaking out at night to pour pee around his garden – and it looks like it's been diluted. (At least he demonstrates it coming from a bottle, not directly from the source, though at the end of the video he DOES confuse that issue, until the very end.) Keep up the good work, Joe, and Compost Confidential indeed!Posted by Susan Harris on June 22, 2009 at 10:59 am, in the category Shut Up and Dig.