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Old 01-22-2009, 06:25 PM   #16
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I use cloth pads for backup and I pour the "water" on plants or lawn that comes from soaking the pads.

I wouldn't save it, I think it would get so very nasty, judging from how my container smells after sitting for only a few days...
This and my plants look wonderful when I do it! They were not nearly as happy during pregnancy and lack of periods from breastfeeding.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:39 PM   #17
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well, I went from to in just the few posts in this thread. I'm starting a veggie garden this spring. guess what i'll be using if i dont get pg first
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:42 PM   #18
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Hmmm....I started out . Now I am also . I don't have periods very often (breastfeeding) and I haven't used cloth pads, but I would like to I think. If DH would go for it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #19
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Soak pads, empty water. That is all. Now your all grossed out. It worked though. Somewhere there are pics of my potted plants .They were beautiful too.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:57 PM   #20
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Wow! What a topic name!! I was scrolling threw new posts and went by this one and I turned the mouse into reverse as fast as I could and HAD to see what this was about!

I'm quite interested! I would easily pour my Diva cup into a glass jar and then into my plants! I could also do the pad soaking water method too! I use both, whenever I have periods...which by the way is very rare since I keep getting pregnant.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:59 PM   #21
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Oh there was no smell, no bugs. I don't think menstrual fluid is as "dirty" as it is made out to be anyway. Nobody in my neighborhood knew why my plants were so pretty and they didn't ask, so I didn't tell.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:03 PM   #22
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I could see using my soaking kettle water in my garden. In the past 5 years, I've only had 4 cycles, so I've not had much chance to consider it!

Would it run the same risk as composting with meat (a no no because of the toxins/disease)? Or does it not contain the same toxins as decomposing flesh?
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:04 PM   #23
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That I don't know, but it might be different if you are dealing with a liquid which readily absorbs into the soil vs. something that actually has to break down and undergo more decomposition.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:08 PM   #24
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A couple of the plants in question are in the background. Sorry you can't see them better.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:15 PM   #25
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I'm thinking I might be comfortable putting it on decoration plants, but maybe not edibles.

Yes. I over-analyze everything.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:17 PM   #26
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If you do it just be careful not to get it on the plant and only put it onto the soil. Google will reveal the whole alternative fertilizer subculture.
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I'd much rather use that than blood meal. You don't want to know where blood meal comes from.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:23 PM   #28
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My dad put blood meal around the perimeter of his garden to repel deer. If I were going to do this, I would store it in the freezer...with a Mr. Yuk sticker to keep my hubby away.
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Generally, it was always used the same day here, not a need for special storage.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:08 PM   #30
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I've thought about doing this, but the whole dh thing has made me question it. But the possibility for a natural deer repellent has me really intrigued
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