Hi. I'm new to rec.gardens. Lately, I have been lurking and reading
many of your posts with keen interest and have finally decided to jump
in and ask a question to all of you seasoned gardeners out there. Is
it considered safe to use my own feces for fertilizer? Before you all
sigh a collective _gross_ hear me out. I'm an avid gardener and an
ordained member of JR Bob Dodds sub genuis organisation. My name there
is Reverend Gas Fartus Maximus.
Here is a link to his website if any of you are curious or bi curious.
Being a minister, I frequently have to evacuate my bowels because most
of us eat a lot and are full of waste. One day, my plumbing was backed
up in my flat and I found myself without a lavatory for a couple of
days. When nature would call, I would wander out into the backyard,
squat down and pass mud (mud being stool.)
I noticed that my garden did fairly well within a matter of days and
then it hit me. People fertlize with cow manure all of the time. Why
not human waste? Am I onto something here?
I would appreciate any of your comments.
PS- Will Miracle Grow do anything to make my penis grow? I can apply
it in the shower. It makes a blue mess but Lysol cleans it up spic and
span. Speaking of spics, how many of you employ doemstics to work in
>Before you all sigh a collective _gross_ hear me out. I'm an avid gardener
Cows dont eat near cow shit, Sheep dont eat near sheap shit, they will both
happily eat near each others shit.
Any pathogens in your fecies are by definition ones that can live in you.
I'ts probally a poor decision higine wise.
There may well be laws against these sorts of behaviors as well.
And I've never heard a sub Geinii refer to the church as an orginisation
before. Disorginisation sure... But orginisation? you sure you paid your $30
and schismed to form your own church after you were ordaned?
Yep. It has been used for thousands of years, and still is. The
main safety issue is about different people contributing, when
some individuals have infections/parasites. You need a long
time-frame, and, preferably, hot-composting, with the right
proportions of ingredients, and the right total volume.
I recommend the Humanure Handbook:
BTW, for those folks out there who think that this is soooo
primitive, consider that a major commercial compost supplier in
my area includes "biosolids" from the municipal sewage plant.
Totally legal and legit.
I aspire to live in a rural area, with solar electric, rainwater,
etc. And the toilet issue will be solved quickly, simply, and in
an environmentally-friendly manner. That means Humanure feeding
my veggie garden.
There's no prob with "Bob." So I expect that he would approve of
Yes, that is common. I expect that Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swagert
Yep. See the above URL reference.
No. For that, you will need to buy those pills from spammers.
They aren't as entertaining as trolls.
if you took your hand off it long enough you may be surprised what happens.
if/when the bird flu comes as a pandemic and if the sewerage/reticulated
water goes down you will need to consider this question seriously.
http://www.jenkinspublishing.com/sawdustoilet.html or you can simply bung an
old bog seat on a 10l paint pail and load it with composted saw dust, straw
or even soil if nothing else is at hand.
Those spics are covered in ticks
and they shit on the sprouts.
Good way to get e. coli like
on those soggy green onions
at Chi-Chis. Your urine, applied
to your garden @ 1 cup per gallon
of water, works great. I bottle
mine and sell it as plant food.
See the assco website for all
of your bottled bodily fluid needs.
Sorry, Beatle fans, didn't realize
i was crossposting until too late.
It was JUST A JOKE, I don't
really send my pee to people
in the mail. Please call off
the Homeland Security Department
now, thank you.
If you want to buy pee from me
you'll have to wait until I'm
thirsty for beer. Have your cash in
hand at the men's room door.
Thank you again & I'm sorry.
One technique promoted by a nineteenth century vicar was the "earth
closet". Simply a pan in a box you shit in, then pull a lever to cover
in dried earth. It was expected that one would then take the pan out to
the midden, empty, and allow to rot. He found this made a highly
effective fertiliser, and was less smelly, for self and neighbours than
the w.c. and cess pit arrangement it replaced. He proposed this as a
cheaper and less wasteful alternative to comventional plumbing.
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