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Text info on creating a compost pile for gardening.
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COMPOST Material Values
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Below is a extensive list of organic materials along with the nitrogen,
phosphorus and potash content of each material. It's taken from a book
by the staff of 'Organic Gardening' and 'Farming Magazine' named 'How
to Grow Vegetables and Fruits by the Organic Method', it's 4th printing
in 1967 (Rodale Books, Inc., Emmaus, PA. Some of the items mentioned
are out of date as well as the NPK rating. Everyone, if you have
something to add please do.

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Material Nitrogen Phosphoric Potash
Acid
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Alfalfa hay ......................... 2.45 0.50 2.10
Apple, fruit ........................ .05 .02 .10
Apple, leaves ....................... 1.00 .15 .35
Apple pomace ........................ .20 .02 .15
Apple skins (ash) ................... ... 3.08 11.74
Banana skins (ash) .................. ... 3.25 41.76
Banana stalk (ash) .................. ... 2.34 49.40
Barley (grain) ...................... 1.75 .75 .50
Bat guano ........................... 1-12 2.5-16 ...
Beet roots .......................... .25 .10 .50
Bone, ground, burned ................ ... 34.70 ...
Brewer's grains (wet) ............... .90 .50 .05
Brigham tea (ash) ................... ... ... 5.94
By-product from silk mills .......... 8.37 1.14 .12
Cantaloupe rinds (ash) .............. ... 9.77 12.21
Castor-bean pomace .................. 5-6 2-2.5 1.0-1.25
Cattail reed & stems of water lily .. 2.02 .81 3.43
Cattail seed ........................ .98 .39 1.71
Coal ash (anthracite) ............... ... .1- .15 .1- .15
Coal ash (bituminous) ............... ... .4- .5 .4- .5
Cocoa-shell dust .................... 1.04 1.49 2.71
Coffee grounds ...................... 2.08 .32 .28
Coffee grounds (dried) .............. 1.99 .36 .67
Corncobs (ground, charred) .......... ... ... 2.01
Corncob (ash) ....................... ... ... 50.00
Common crab ......................... 1.95 3.60 .20
Corn (grain) ........................ 1.65 .65 .40
Corn (green forage) ................. .30 .13 .33
Cottonseed .......................... 3.15 1.25 1.15
Cottonseed-hull ashes ............... ... 7-10 15-30
Cottonseed hull (ash) ............... ... 8.70 23.93
Cotton waste from factory ........... 1.32 .45 .36
Cowpeas, green forage ............... .45 .12 .45
Cowpeas, seed ....................... 3.10 1.00 1.20
Crab grass (green) .................. .66 .19 .71
Cucumber skins (ash) ................ ... 11.28 27.20
Dog manure .......................... 1.97 9.95 .30
Dried jellyfish ..................... 4.60 ... ...
Dried mussel mud .................... .72 .35 ...
Duck manure (fresh) ................. 1.12 1.44 .49
Eggs ................................ 2.25 .40 .15
Eggshells (burned) .................. ... .43 .29
Eggshells ........................... 1.19 .38 .14
Feathers ............................ 15.30 ... ...
Field bean (seed) ................... 4.00 1.20 1.30
Field bean (shells) ................. 1.70 .30 .35
Fire-pit ashes from smokehouses ..... ... ... 4.96
Fish scrap (red snapper & grouper) .. 7.76 13.00 .38
Fish scrap (fresh) .................. 2-7.5 1.5-6 ...
Fresh-water mud ..................... 1.37 .26 ...
Garbage rubbish (New York City) ..... 3.4-3.7 .1-1.47 2.25-4.25

Garbage tankage ..................... 1-2 .5-1 .5-1
Greasewood ashes .................... ... ... 12.61
Garden beans, beans & pods .......... .25 .08 .30
Gluten feed ......................... 4-5 ... ...
Greensand ........................... ... 1-2 5.00
Grapes, fruit ....................... .15 .07 .30
Grapefruit skins (ash) .............. ... 3.58 30.60
Hair ................................ 12-16 ... ...
Harbor mud .......................... .99 .77 .05
Hoof meal & horn dust ............... 10-15 1.5-2 ...
Incinerator ash ..................... .24 5.15 2.33
Kentucky bluegrass (green) .......... .66 .19 .71
Kentucky bluegrass (hay) ............ 1.20 .40 1.55
King crab (dried & ground) .......... 10.00 .26 .06
King crab (fresh) ................... 2-2.5 ... ...
Leather (acidulated) ................ 7-8 ... ...
Leather (ground) .................... 10-12 ... ...
Leather, scrap (ash) ................ ... 2.16 .35
Lemon culls, California ............. .15 .06 .26
Lemon skins (ash) ................... ... 6.30 31.00
Lobster refuse ...................... 4.50 3.50 ...
Lobster shells ...................... 4.60 3.52 ...
Milk ................................ .50 .30 .18
Mussels ............................. .90 .12 .13
Molases residue in mfr. of alcohol .. .70 ... 5.32
Oak leaves .......................... .80 .35 .15
Oats, grain ......................... 2.00 .80 .60
Olive pomace ........................ 1.15 .78 1.26
Olive refuse ........................ 1.22 0.18 0.32
Orange culls ........................ .20 .13 .21
Orange skins (ash) .................. ... 2.90 27.00
Pea pods (ash) ...................... ... 1.79 9.00
Peanuts, seeds or kernels ........... 3.60 .70 .45
Peanut shells ....................... .80 .15 .50
Peanut shells (ash) ................. ... 1.23 6.45
Pigeon manure (fresh) ............... 4.19 2.24 1.14
Pigweed, rough ...................... .60 .16 ...
Pine needles ........................ .46 .12 .03
Potatoes, tubers .................... .35 .15 .50
Potatoes, leaves & stalks ........... .60 .15 .45
Potato skins, raw (ash) ............. ... 5.18 27.50
Poudrette ........................... 1.46 3.68 .48
Powder-works waste .................. 2-3 ... 16-18
Prune refuse ........................ .18 .07 .31
Pumpkin, flesh ...................... .16 .07 .26
Pumpkin seeds ....................... .87 .50 .45
Rabbit-brush ashes .................. ... ... 13.04
Ragweed, great ...................... .76 .26 ...
Red clover, hay ..................... 2.10 .50 2.00
Redtop hay .......................... 1.20 .35 1.00
Residuum from raw sugar ............. 1.14 8.33 ...
Rockweed ............................ 1.90 .25 3.68
Roses, flower ....................... .30 .10 .40
Rhubarb stems ....................... .10 .04 .35
Rock & mussel deposits from sea ..... .22 .09 1.78
Salt-marsh hay ...................... 1.10 .25 .75
Salt mud ............................ .40 ... ...
Sardine scrap ....................... 7.97 7.11 ...
Seaweed (Atlantic City, N. J.) ...... 1.68 .75 4.93
Sewage sludge from filter beds ...... .74 .33 .24
Shoddy & felt ....................... 4-12 ... ...
Shrimp heads (dried) ................ 7.82 4.20 ...
Shrimp waste ........................ 2.87 9.95 ...
Siftings from oyster-shell mound .... .36 10.38 .09
Silkworm cocoons .................... 9.42 1.82 1.08
Soot from chimney flues ............. .5-11 1.05 .35
Spanish moss ........................ .60 .10 .55
Starfish ............................ 1.80 .20 .25
String bean strings & stems (ash) ... ... 4.99 18.03
Sunflower seed ...................... 2.25 1.25 .79
Sweet potato skins, boiled (ash) .... ... 3.29 13.89
Sweet potatoes ...................... .25 .10 .50
Tanbark ash ......................... ... .24 .38
Tanbark ash (spent) ................. ... 1.5-2 1.5-2.5
Tea grounds ......................... 4.15 .62 .40
Tea-leaf ash ........................ ... 1.60 .44
Timothy hay ......................... 1.25 .55 1.00
Tobacco leaves ...................... 4.00 .50 6.00
Tobacco stalks ...................... 3.70 .65 4.50
Tobacco stems ....................... 2.50 .90 7.00
Tomatoes, fruit ..................... .20 .07 .35
Tomatoes, leave!>
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