No. 10 percent is low. Garden ferilier is often 15-15-15 which is 15
percent nitrogen and standard lawn fertilizer is 23-?-? which means 23
percent nitrogen. Amonium nitrate will give the highest amount of
nitrogen and is 35 percent nitrogen (if I added up the atomic weights
correctly). Potassium nitrate is only 14 percent nitrogen.
Any farm/fertilizer/lawn care/etc. store. Simpler to just buy any
standard fertilizer, especially sacks of ammonium nitrate. You buy
this stuff anywhere else and you will pay 4-5 up to 20 times the
No chemical will desstroy the stump except maybe fuming sulfuric acid
which would turn it into charcoal. The chemicals put in stumps are
just nutrients to speed growth of decay organisms--primarily any
I tried fuming sulfuric and fuming nitric and all those did was to
reduce the immediate volume around the holes but the remainder of the
stump remained. Looking back I think the majority of the removal was
facilitated by the microbes that digested the stump. All I had to do
was keep it moist and fertilize it. I spent over 5 years rotting the
thing out. It was in such a tight place that I couldn't get a stump
I tried a small army of Mexicans but after watching them work for a
while canceled that. What I didn't need was a Mexican in an emergency
room. Careful they're not.
George E. Cawthon wrote:
You are technically right, but in combination with rain and the
elements, the stump will decompose. I used a 1" spade bit, drilled a
lot of holes and poured composting chemical into the holes. It
literally took years for the stump to wear away. A new tree sits in
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