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Liquid Gold….

A couple of weeks ago, a few of my plants were looking like they needed a little extra nutrition. Instead of racing off to the garden centre and spending even more hard earned cash, I decided to use something I tried a few years ago…. Liqud Gold….. yes folks… URINE !!!

Liquid Gold

 
I know a few of you will think Yuk ! That’s gross !!! However, we have all used horse manure, bat poo & chicken poo in the past without a second thought.
Human urine is absolutely sterile when it leaves the body and therefore free from bacteria,in fact it’s so sterile that it can be drunk when fresh, and makes a very good fertiliser, urine is one of the fastest-acting, most excellent sources of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and trace elements for plants. It does need diluting at a ratio of about 10:1, i.e 10 parts water to 1 part urine, otherwise it would burn the roots of your plants.
SO I fed it to the plants a few times, and the new growth is coming through lovely, as you can see in these Two pics:
7 pot Brain
7pot Brain

That aside, everything else is going pretty much to plan with the plants, they have all had a good trim to thin out the foliage, they are being fed weekly with Tomorite and most of them are carrying their first small pods. These pods may be small, but they still have terrific heat and once they are picked, the plants should produce proper sized pods.
All in all Im happy with their progress, and it is only June so there’s still plenty of time for them to grow dozens of pods…..hopefully !! All we need now is some sunshine πŸ˜‰

Also as an udate…. my 2 year old Orange Hab Bonchi has quite a few pods on it, curiously…last year it produced 3 full sized pods, and this year it has produced so far 7 smaller pods:

Bonchi

Anyway….here’s a few pics of some of the plants for you to look at, any questions….get in touch.
4 pot wilma

7 pot barrackpore

Carolina Reaper

Morouga

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

iggy

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8 comments on “Liquid Gold….

  1. Dear Dr Iggy, how often do you recommend to use it? Once a week, fortnight, month? Please hurry up and reply, otherwise I might piss myself. πŸ˜€

  2. Nice one spicy !!!! Twice a week is all it needs, depending how much you give them….just soak the compost πŸ˜‰

  3. Those chillies are making me jealous – look at them all big and bushy! I’m with you on the whole urine thing. Not that I would try it myself but I think if you’ve got it – use it πŸ˜‰

  4. When I was growing up there was a man who lived two doors down that grew the largest rhubarb we’d ever seen. My dad is a keen gardener and he never could figure out how this guy’s rhubarb grew to be so large. He used to have that much of it that he gave lots of it away, and my mum was forever making rhubarb crumble and tart. A few years later my dad got talking to the next-door neighbour who’d known this guy for a long time, and it turns out that each time he went for a poo he never flushed the chain, and after a week or so he’d gather all the shit and then he used it as a fertiliser on his vegetables. It suffices to say that after hearing that, the rhubarb crumble and tarts were no more in our house, as my mum couldn’t stomach eating it after hearing that.

  5. Yep … during the war. πŸ˜€

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