This nifty device made in Sweden allows avid farmers to create their own fertilizer!
Small scale farmers or gardeners who want to eschew expensive fertilizers have a more natural option. And thanks to a Swedish company called Guldkannan (Gold Can), a neat technology that makes their own urine easy to capture.
World War I chamber pots in Britain had the Kaiser’s face on the inside, according to Wikipedia, giving users extra satisfaction. Modern users of a sturdy green potty will give the satisfaction of creating a DIY fertilizer.
Even the Washington Post acknowledges that urine is safe, and that its high content provides crops the nutrients it needs (and some!) Plus, saving urine rather than flushing it down the toilet could have the benefit of saving water.
In the Middle East, where water is one of the most precious commodities, this could be a real boon.
Users in our region may not be able to purchase the chamber pots unless they have Swedish cousins, but the idea can’t be terribly difficult to replicate.
It is important that the watering can is sturdy enough to carry even the heavy users (Guldkannan’s piss pot can accommodate up to 150 kilograms and holds 10 liters!)
And it should be well sealed so that neither the nitrogen nor the odors infiltrate the home.
Also, if innovative farmers find their own way to capture and use their urine, they should dilute it with water first. More power to the pee!