Blood Meal is the highest percentage source of natural organic Nitrogen, which is essential for plant vegetative growth. Blood Meal is highly soluble and is quickly available for plant uptake. Blood Meal also contains Iron, which is found in hemoglobin. Because Blood Meal is a potent source of Nitrogen, caution should be taken in its use as it is possible to burn your plants if Blood Meal is over-applied.
WHAT IS IT AND WHERE IS IT FROM?
Blood Meal is a by-product of animal agriculture, primarily from cattle. Blood collected from slaughterhouses is sterilized and dried with no other additives or processes. Frankia sources pure Blood Meal derived from the Alberta beef industry.
Most Blood Meal is used in animal feed products, when its used as organic fertilizer it is diverted into the soil where its nutrients are broken down and absorbed by plants and the soil food web, rather than being fed back to animals. If you prefer to avoid animal by-products, locally sourced compost or plant meals such as Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Meal, Cottonseed Meal, or Neem Meal are good alternative sources of nitrogen.
INGREDIENTS: 100% sterilized Blood Meal
$12.95 – $89.95
Total Nitrogen (N): 14.0%
Water Insoluble Nitrogen: 0.5%
Water Soluble Nitrogen: 13.5%
Frankia Blood Meal is sterilized at 130 degrees Celsius for one hour and is compliant with certified organic crop production standards.
In the garden: Up to 15kg per 300m2 (33lbs per 3000ft2). Apply up to four times per year.
Top dressing: 5-10ml (1-2tsp) per plant, or 5ml per 4L (1tsp per gal) of soil, once per month.
Premixing soil: 5-10ml per 4L (1-2tsp per gal) of soil. For larger volume soil mixing add up to 1.5kg (3lbs) per cubic yard of soil.
Weight to volume conversion: Blood Meal has a specific gravity of approximately 0.77.