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Post  jimmy cee on 3/27/2013, 8:42 am

I have a large container of nitrogen pellets, little white balls , looks like sleet.
Would this be a good source of nitrogen in a compost pile ?
Scattered throughout of course .
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Post  bnoles on 3/27/2013, 8:56 am

Hi Jimmy, they would certainly heat the pile, but I'm not sure you would remain "organic" if you used them.

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/27/2013, 9:48 am

Couldn't I cheat just this one time ?
I wont tell anyone..I promise !!!
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Post  walshevak on 3/28/2013, 12:06 am

Sounds a lot more organic than a lot of things. I'm an almost organic gardener. I try but Occasionally something else is needed.

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Post  Turan on 3/28/2013, 12:28 am

Are you trying to feed the microbes in the compost pile? Or up the nitrogen content of the finished product? If this is to get a compost pile to heat up I am not sure it would work, that heat is created by the microbes eating yummy stuff with nitrogen in it. I suspect that nitrogen fertilizer pellets are very strong and would kill the microbes right around them, having the opposite effect. Has any one tried this?

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/28/2013, 10:21 pm

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Your comment seems very logical.
Yes for the heating up to cook the pile.
I think Ill just hold off before adding these
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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/29/2013, 9:27 am

There are lot's of things you can use to heat up your pile quickly if that's what you're looking to do. Alfalfa pellets, blood meal, corn meal... Very Happy

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Post  jimmy cee on 3/29/2013, 10:55 am

I've heard about alfalfa pellets before, going down to pick some up.
Are they sparingly spread on the pile ? or just dumped in spots.
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