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Organic Nitrogen

Materials for Composting



Alfalfa hay
Apple fruit
Apple leaves
Apple pomace
Apple skins
Banana residues
Barley (grain)
Bat Guano
Beans, garden
Beet wastes
Blood meal
Brewery wastes
Castor pomace
Cattle manure*
Cherry leaves
Chicken manure*
Coffee Grounds
Corn (grain)
Corn (green forage)
Corn silage
Cottonseed meal
Cowpea hay
Cowpeas (green forage)
Cowpeas (seed)
Crabgrass (green)
Crabs (dried, ground)
Crabs (fresh)
Cucumber skins
Dried blood
Duck manure*
Eggshells Feathers
Felt wastes
Field beans (seed)
Fish (dried, ground)
Fish scrap
Gluten meal     
Grape leaves
Grape pomace
Hoof and horn meal
Horse manure*
Jellyfish (dried)
Kentucky bluegrass (green)
Leather dust
Lemon Culls
Lobster refuse
Molasses residue from       
       alcohol manufacture
Molasses waste from
        sugar refining
Oak leaves
Oats (grain)
Oats (green fodder)
Olive pomace
Orange culls
Peach leaves
Pea forage
Peanuts (seed/kernels)
Pea pods
Peas, garden (vines)
Pear leaves
Pigweed (rough)
Potato skins
Potato tubers
Prune refuse
Rabbit manure*
Rapeseed meal
Raspberry leaves
Red clover hay
Roses (flowers)
Sardine scrap
Seaweed (dried & fresh)
Sheep & Goat manure*
Shoddy and felt
Shrimp heads (dried)
Shrimp wastes
Silk mill wastes
Silkworm cocoons
Soybean hay
Sweet Potatoes
Swine manure*
Tea grounds
Timothy hay
Tobacco leaves
Tomato fruit
Tung oil pomace
Vetch hay
Waste silt
Wheat (grain)
White clover (green)
Wool wastes
Dried manures are up to 5 times higher in nitrogen.




















Dog and cat feces may carry disease that can infect humans. It is best NEVER to use them in compost piles. Some people do bury them 8” deep in the soil, but ONLY in areas where food crops are never grown.