Blood Meal / Dried Blood
for more rapid nitrogen release
A powerful source of nitrogen!
Blood Meal has been used for years by organic gardeners as a natural, slow release source of nitrogen, plus trace minerals. Broadcast 10-30 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. before planting, or side dress later in the season.
Analysis - nitrogen 13.25, phosphorus 1.00, potassium 0.60.
Source - slaughterhouses make dried blood as a by-product of animal processing.
Application And Rate - no more than 4oz per square yard during growth. Apply during the growing season.
Release Rate - rapid lasts up to 4 months.
BLOOD MEAL IS USEFUL FOR:
Sprinkle over compost heap if high carbon content brown matter e.g. paper, chipped twigs, straw... etc, is in excess of nitrogenous green leafy matter.
Can be incorporated to balance the carbon content when digging in a high carbon brown mulch - otherwise nitrogen is robbed from the soil.
Use on nitrogen hungry greens:- broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, spinach, brussel sprouts; also lettuce, and on corn-cob ...
Apply during the growing season.
Also used to repel animals like deer and rabbits, but only effective if it remains dry. I suggest placing it in containers.
Blood Meal (13-1-0) - 50 Pound Bag