Meanwhile, keeping the sward green and encouraging it to grow requires – as well as copious water – regular applications of oil-based fertiliser.
What buggering oil based fertilisers?
We make fertiliser through the Haber Bosch process, in which we use methane (CH4) to fix the nitrogen (N) from the atmosphere to make ammonia (NH3) and then on perhaps to ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) which we then chuck over the fields and lawns (or in Ireland mix with derv which is the only oil based product and for a very different reason).
What fucking oil?
And note that this methane of which we speak is the major ingredient in that shale gas that we\’ve just found 200 trillion cubic feet of underneath Blackpool.
Seriously where did this \”oil based fertiliser\” stuff come from? Does it all go back to some twat in FoE or Greenpeace who doesn\’t know the difference between a [1C] alkane and a mix of [6C] to [10C] alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes etc?
You know, someone ignorant of what they speak and thus someone who could usefully remain silent?