Effect of wood ash and human urine on the growth of cucumber
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The study evaluates the use of human urine and wood ash for cultivation of cucumber in a screen house. Cucumbers were cultivated in pots and treated with urine only, urine+ ash ,ash only and no treatment. The urine+ ash treated plants produced almost equal number of flowers as urine treated plants more than the ash only fertilized plants and almost 10.1 times more flowers more than non fertilized plants. The leaf numbers in ash + urine treated plants were more in number than urine only treated plants and ash only treated plants and more than 6 times than non treated plants. The results suggest that urine with or without wood ash can be used as substitute for mineral fertilizer to increase cucumber yields without imposing any risks.