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    The usual commercial method of cultivating cucumbers involves the use of mineral (manufactured) fertiliser. However, a study in 2004 by the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Kuopio, in Finland (Helvi Heinonen-Tanski, Annalena Sjöblom, Helena Fabritius and Päivi Karinen) shows that pure human urine can be used as more than just a substitute; crop yields compared favorably, and taste and microorganism content did not appear to be negatively affected.

    There did appear to be a slight smell when the urine was introduced, but this faded over time. (Source: Wikipedia)

    ...rachael..., Mr.Arajin, emolina, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Giorgio Verdiani 80 months ago | reply

      :-/ the picture is quite ok and the text disquieting... and maybe the cucumber is not the only vegetable subject to this possibilities... :-)

    2. 80 months ago | reply

      I'm sure other vegetables get pissed on too. ;-)

    3. icemom.diane 57 months ago | reply

      Great photo! Thanks for sharing this on Creative Commons! I'm using it on a blog post on June 28, 2010.

      Ice Mom

    4. Just some dust 52 months ago | reply

      Nicely shot.

      Thanks for the CC license. I used this in a blog that I manage.

    5. news10.kxtv 10 months ago | reply

      Hi, We used your photo for a slideshow on veggies and fruits.

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