The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Science - Soils, Manure and the Environment
Chapter: Chapter 2: Manure

Putrid urine

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1280. Putrid urine abounds in ammoniacal salts; and though less strong than fresh urine, is a very powerful manure. According to a recent analysis published by Berzelius, 1000 parts of urine are composed of, water 933; urea 30.1; uric acid 1; muriate of ammonia, free lactic acid, lactate of ammonia, and animal matter 17.14. The remainder diiferent salts, phosphates, sulphates, and muriates.