There is a FREE and extremely abundant supply of organic fertilizer we have discovered and works great for tomatoes! This fertilizer will also work with many other garden plants but tomatoes are extremely popular especially for beginner gardeners. THIS free organic fertilizer is also not known to many intermediate gardeners.
There are many options to choose from to grow your organic garden. You will find that organic garden products are slightly higher in price. This is because there is a charge to register a product as organic.
In general, organic certification costs run between $200 – $1500 – quicklabel
Understanding the costs to grow organically, you WILL find yourself searching for an alternative and cost-effective garden products.
What is THIS naturally abundant fertilizer?
THIS best kept secret fertilizer has actually been in use since ancient times in Asia. Many alternatives are making a come back from ancient practice upon discovery of many modern failures. This fertilizer can be your own URINE.
That’s right, your urine can be used as a great source of natural and organic fertilizer.
How can URINE be used as fertilizer for tomatoes?
Urine contains a highly concentrated amount of Nitrogen, one of the essential chemicals plants need for food. Urine also contains other trace minerals, but Nitrogen is the main ingredient in this natural plant food.
Who is using urine as fertilizer?
We actually discovered this alternative to garden organic fertilizer from Sweden. The Swedish government is encouraging gardeners to utilize this method of fertilizing to limit pollution, encourage organic gardening, and create a more sustainable method of growing food.
How do you fertilize gardens with urine?
Urine has an abundant amount of nitrogen that plants need to grow so when applying this natural fertilizer, it needs to be diluted with before applying it to garden plants. A ratio of 1 part urine and 15 parts water is advised although you can start off with a more diluted solution for younger plants and observe the results depending on the concentration of the urine.
This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Affiliate Disclosure here.
How much urine fertilizer is needed to grow tomatoes?
Fertilizing with diluted urine once a month was sufficient to grow healthy tomatoes. Tomatoes do need more than just nitrogen. To continue to save money on organic plant food, we mixed organic bone meal and banana peels into the soil. The organic bone meal goes a very very long way. One bag will last you many growing seasons.
Bananas are loved by many and should be in your daily diet for optimal health. Recycle your banana peels into your garden for more sustainable gardening. We also soak banana peels in water overnight to water plants in the morning with a potassium infused super drink about every two weeks.
Potash is another great organic fertilizer to mix with your urine dilution. This is what Sweden growers are mixing with their natural fertilizers.
What are the risks involved with using urine as fertilizer?
Urine is a waste product so you do need to be picky about the urine you do choose to use in your garden. The ideal urine to use is from someone practicing an organic diet free from pharmaceutical health regimen.
The quality of urine has not been tested for side effects in the garden but this is an at-home alternative worth trying and trying at your own discretion. Urine is also sterile but can be contaminated if a person is currently experiencing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
One thought to take away from using urine as fertilizer is you will eat what you feed your plants. This is also why it is important to choose an all natural organic fertilizer over non-organic choices containing chemicals proven to have serious health effects.
Another risk for using urine in your garden is the salt content. Dilution is extremely important due to the salt content found in urine. Salt is naturally found in most soils but it is important to keep the salt content low for more salt-sensitive garden plants. Avacadoes are an example of a salt-sensitive fruit tree.
Urine fertilizer vs manure
Now that you know urine is typically sterile, free from bacterial pathogens, a common method to provide plants with nitrogen is from manure. We have all been ok with using manure to feed our plants. Manure actually carries far more waste products from the body and has a higher potential of carrying pathogenic bacteria.
The smell is far more pungent in the garden than urine as well. The smell of urine dissipates quickly once applied. We all know that manure does not when we drive by a large farm every day to and from work. It becomes the spot to plug your nose and doesn’t seem to dissipate until much later in the season.
Our tomato growing experiment with urine fertilizer was done on indoor tomato plants. There was absolutely no pungent smell observed.
Urine is also a lot easier to control than manure. Since it’s from you, you have options. You can continue to dispose of your waste in a toilet or water your plants with it. There is no storage needed for your personal garden unless you feel compelled to experiment with storing urine. Like we said, there is an abundant supply.
If we are ok with using manure as common practice in gardening, I dare you to try using urine.
One amazing benefit we have discovered after our first tomato harvest using urine as fertilizer was the amazingly sweeter taste the tomatoes had. The fruit also had an increase in juiciness! It really was an incredible experience in the garden and with a little acceptance, this FREE natural and organic fertilizer will change the way we garden to a healthier and more sustainable environment.
Urine works for more garden plants than just tomatoes
Urine can be used as a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer for any garden plant that is a heavy nitrogen feeder. We have also started using urine in banana plants. The results are looking very impressive. The heavy feeders are the plants costing you more money. Save some money and try this new fertilizer method in your garden. Leave us a comment with your results!
Recommended Organic Garden Products
Please see our Affiliate disclosure and support the growth of our website and eco-friendly health-conscious companies.