There is a magical fruit called the lemonade. When they are in season we buy as many as we can find and eat them everyday until they disappear again.
So today I planted out one of our own. It is in a special spot too.
For a little while now I have been stuck for a really elegant way to reintegrate the high grade nitrogen rich liquid fertilizer that we are releasing every couple of hours. A few points of note; It comes in a concentrated form, too much for most plants. If not used immediately it will begin to smell. It remains a delicate, and private matter.
Well, I think i’ve come up with the solution for our place at least. Our current bucket style composting toilet is located on the bathroom veranda near the bath and the shower. This is convenient and private enough for even our guests to use.
There is a tap located near a new bucket. Once you are finished (if we happen to go late at night – first thing in the morning) the solution is diluted about 10:1 before the pouring it off the side.
Waiting below is a piece of salvaged colourbond steel roofing that directs the torrent into a drain that runs under the path and then onto the thirsty little citrus.
In a swift stroke of permacultural elegance, a once unused waste product is transformed into a valuable resource supporting the life around us that will support us in the future. Now that it is established, it requires no extra work on our behalf.