Although, upon reflection, given the friendly response to my other posts here, I just might return
BTW: my reference to the use of human manure in English gardens prior to the 1st World War comes from Root and Stem Vegetables
, Alexander Dean, 1910.
'If the manure seems dry, let it be well moistened with house slops, then be mixed and put into a heap.' p9
'All urine may well be saved and utilised, for when mixed with ordinary house slops and exposed for about twenty-four hours in an open tub, it may be used for growing crops as liquid manure. The most useful way to utilise both solid and liquid sewage in a raw state is to have them well mixed in a cesspool, then to pump some out daily into an open receptacle to be warmed and aerated, before being applied to the ground.' p11
Alexander Dean was Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and for 20 years associated with the National Horticultural Society. So it might be supposed that his views reflected practices in England at the time.
What do you say, northwesterner, shall it be pace
between us? With a hearty lifting of flagons of manure tea?