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Algae as a fish food and pH modifier.

Algae creates alkalinity in the water. In fact, when we take a side stream of aquaponic water to our cells of aquaponics the pH rises up to range of 9-10 very quickly. We also raise algae with human urine, but if using as aquaponic fish food and ultimately for plants, care must be taken that … Continue reading

Urine as Mineral Fertilizer Substitute

Urine in crop production proves key to sustainability in developing countries.  In a comprehensive landmark study the Stockholm Environment Institute has defined the characteristics, economic value, application strategies and handling protocols for the use of urine in crop production. Their evidence is based on research and practical experiences in India, Africa, Europe and Central America. … 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

Patio PeePonics

Ginger lillies love water and they’re digging aquaponics as you can see in this 10 gallon Farm in a Box. There are no fish however, as the sole nutrient source is 2 cups per week is urine. Around here we call it ‘PeePonics’. You can learn more by searching for “PeePeePonics” or “UrinePonics.”   In Atlanta temperatures have been 90’s every day, high … Continue reading

Urine as alternative to chemical fertlizer

Human waste could be an alternative to chemical fertilizers. Matt Kaplan Nature.com 29 June 2007 Human urine could nourish the plankton used as food on fish farms. Plankton grown in diluted urine do better than those given other nitrogen-rich materials, ecological engineers have found. Bara Bihari Jana and his colleagues at the University of Kalyani, … Continue reading

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