TABLE 3.

Average percentages ash, and macronutrients in dry matter* of five vegetables grown on eastern coastal plain soils and on east north-central state and Colorado soils.
  Snapbeans Tomatoes Cabbage Lettuce Spinach
Eastern coastal states East north central states and Colorado Eastern coastal states East north central states and Colorado Eastern coastal states East north central states and Colorado Eastern coastal states East north central states and Colorado Eastern coastal states East north central states and Colorado
Ash 6.38 7.63 8.08 9.59 8.64 7.77 9.63 13.34 23.63 28.61
Ca 0.43 0.58 0.20 0.27 0.59 0.70 0.46 0.87 1.30 1.57
Mg 0.45 0.55 0.30 0.35 0.35 0.32 0.35 0.43 1.30 1.83
K 2.12 2.59 3.56 3.96 2.71 2.64 3.55 4.85 7.38 7.34
Na 0.05 0.02 0.05 0.03 0.20 0.07 0.17 0.04 0.46 0.78
P 0.25 0.25 0.24 0.30 0.28 0.22 0.34 0.32 0.37 0.30
*The percentages dry matter in the fresh vegetables averaged 8, 6, 7, 5, and 10 for snapbeans, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, and spinach, respectively.

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences