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Urine composition for determining benefits as fertilizer alternative.

Here is an overview of what minerals and elements are found in human urine. This is useful for determining urine requirements for volumes of water base total plants and plant needs. Algosolar will soon post a calculator to help calculate ratios. Nearly all of these substances are utilized by all other living species, in one … Continue reading

Creating Biochar, Farming Algae; A dynamic duo that combined gives a superior growth media for plants.

Having studied pond fertilization, as practiced in China, it is clear to me that algal growth can be enhanced through the controlled application of organic plant matter to algal pond water. And as a plus, the carbon waste decomposes under water and is sequestered by algae before it escapes into the atmosphere. Instead of creating … Continue reading

Wood Ash and Human Urine Study Conclusion; Pee on it and feed it to your plants, daily.

Two recent studies, published in the J. Agric. Food Chem., showed that when wood ash was combined with human urine and used as fertilizer the results outperformed chemical fertilizers.  Greenhouse tomatoes fertilized with urine, with urine and ash compared to those fertilized with 135 kg of N/ha as a mineral fertilizer. Results showed that urine … Continue reading

Potassium from Organic Wood Ash and BioChar vs. Inorganic Sources; A Hydroponic and Aquaponic Growth Media Supplement

The application of wood ash to soil has been a commercial farming practice since 1790 with the first patent of a potassium soil supplement from burnt trees. Also known as potassium ash or potash, the potassium carbonate molecule remains very important as one of the three primary macro elements in synthetic fertilizers, recognized as NPK … Continue reading

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