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In reply to: What is the carbon to nitrogen ratio of dried grass clipping

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Seedfork wrote:
Never give up! I finally found the carbon to nitrogen ratio for dried grass clippings, 50:1.
http://www.compostjunkie.com/compost-ingredients.html

I realize that this is a very variable figure but it gives me a good ball park figure to go by, and answers the question should it be a green or a brown. With that carbon to nitrogen ratio, it should be used as a brown, even with the three percent nitrogen.

Also found this nifty compost calculator:
http://www.klickitatcounty.org/solidwaste/fileshtml/organics...

Unfortunately two of my most used ingredients: dried grass clippings and dried shredded leaves are not included, but I still find it interesting and a good general guide.

This site has lots of info about composting:
http://www.klickitatcounty.org/solidwaste/default.asp?fCateg...


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