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cat pee'd in veggie planter...will it kill me? ;-)

Posted by yippee1999 6/7 NYC (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 19:40

So this is my first foray into veggie gardening. I put some seeds in a large planter and set it on the floor of my patio only caught my cat too late...he climbed on up and pee'd in the pot. (Now I know I have to keep the planter elevated!)

Anyway, I immediately flushed the soil with water. I guess a little cat pee isn't gonna 'kill me' right...once the veggies sprout and I eat them? I imagine there are probably plenty of farm-grown veggies that were er....'fertilized' by various animals no? ;-)


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RE: cat pee'd in veggie planter...will it kill me? ;-)

Will it kill you? No. Will it even hurt you? No. Are there plenty of farm grown veggies that are fertilized by various animals? You betcha. :)

Dave


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Yes, it will kill you unless you preform a purification ritual on it. The ritual will require the following items to complete:

1 large steel soup pot
3 large potatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 butcher's knife
The cat that peed in your veggies

Prepare for the ritual by placing the chopped veggies and water in the pot to boil, then take the cat...


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ok that was cute....


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I've heard some people pee in the their vegetable pots themselves, cheap fertilizer.


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My dog pees in my garden and on the plants all the time. His job as garden guard dog requires this (keeps deer away). It also requires that he eat all the baby bunnies that are in nests in the garden in the early spring.

My garden guard dog (this is my first try posting a photo -- hope it works!!!)

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Wish I had a dog that could pick beans for me!


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Don't Eat The Yellow Dirt!

(if anyone likes Zappa)


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Nitrogen.


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  • Posted by RpR_ 3-4 (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 16, 12 at 13:41

Urine is sterile.


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stuffradio -- LOL!
He doesn't pick beans, but he does eat weeds, and he somehow knows which are the beds and which are the paths. And he closes doors with his nose if you ask him to.


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My cat peed in some of my raised beds all winter and now none of my seeds will grow in it. There was a cloche over it and the cat found a way in and used it as a litter box all winter :(. Put spinach and lettuce in a month ago and not a single sprout while the same seeds grow well elsewhere. Wondering what to do, just water the heck out of it?


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I love that this is a thread about a cat peeing in a planter and there is a picture of a guard dog.

SO cute!

LOVE the doggie! My Great Danes are useless. Scared of chipmunks. But their pee is worth its weight in gold for repelling critters.

But no, the pee won't hurt you. :)


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Thimbleberry unless you talking about a really small raised bed or your cat is peeing pre-emergent weed killer the two things are probably not related. So what sized raised bed is this?

But yeah, IF the problem was caused by cat rather than 50 other possibilities then just turn the soil well and flush the bed out.

You don't indicate where you live but in some parts of the country leaving a soil bed fully enclosed in a clothe of some type all winter can cause all sorts of pathological bacterial and fungal growth in the soil.

Dave


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If it is an unneutered Tom they can kill off small plants and cause brown patches on established shrubs. Not to mention the smell.


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The only problem with the cat urine is that it might be concentrated in one spot and over fertilize that one area. I used to work in a microbiology lab and the chief used to take a few chrystals of urea from the lab and sprinkle them on the house plants he had growing there. The plants looked great.


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