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Want to grow a 4 times larger crop of tomatoes? Just pee on them.

Gardeners keen to boost their crop of tomatoes may be surprised to learn they can turn to an unusual and free source of fertilizer. It works just as well with cucumber, corn, cabbage and other crops. Mind you, I would make sure they are thoroughly washed before eating.

A team of Finnish researchers found that sprinkling tomatoes with human urine mixed with wood ash was the ultimate eco-friendly fertiliser. Scientists discovered the unusual addition made crops up to four times larger.

Although scientists have previously tested urine on plants, this is the first one to mix it with wood ash. The mixture produced bumper harvests when compared to untreated plants.

It could one day be substituted for costly synthetic fertilisers and could lead to a new source of cheap fertiliser without the need to use potentially dangerous chemicals.

The university study, published in this month's Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, found using nitrogen-rich urine does not pose any microbial or chemical risks. When combined with wood ash its perfect to provide minerals and reduce the acidity of soil.

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By netchicken: posted on 19-9-2009








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