||[Feb. 4th, 2012|01:17 pm]
Organic Gardening - Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables
I must admit, that one area where I'm tempted to use chemical fertilizer is with regard to adding nitrogen to my so called compost pile. I call it compost, but the realit is that it is probably 90% leaves. I'm on a quiet street, with little traffic or on street parkings, so I feel pretty safe in collecting leaves on my block and do so obsessively. Starting in September, I built the pile up to exceed 20 cubic yards, and with yard waste, kitchen waste, pee and some purchase blood meal, it heated up quickly and started to rot as I continued to add more leaves until it was at 30 yards by the end of Octover.|
We've had a warm wet winter, but by now, the pile is starving for nitrogen, and I'm tryijng to locate a cheap source of organic nitrogen. I'll probably buy a back of Ringer's lawn fetilizer, but that's nowhere near enough. Any ideas on cheap nitrogen?