This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
H. L. can best see the value of Tobacco waste by comparing its nitrogen and ash constituents with other plants, as meadow-bay, and wheat-straw and grain, as given by Prof. Wolff, of Ho-henheim:
The table shows the number of pounds o water, nitrogen, total ash, potash, and phosphoric acid in 1000 lbs., air dry.
It will be seen that tobacco is the most valu able plant we raise for manure, being worth three times as much as meadow-hay. In practice, farm ers consider tobacco-stalks and waste of great value, and apply it to the land, some directly by plowing in, and others by composting it with stable manure and allowing it to decompose which latter is the better way.