SANDY KNOLL FARM'S
Blood Meal 12-0-0
Blood Meal is a 100% natural fertilizer that's extremely rich in nitrogen. Provides a consistent source of minerals and nutrients for plants considered "heavy feeders."
Keep your plant soil healthy with this nitrogen rich fertilizer
Water and sunshine aren’t the only factors to a healthy, vibrant garden. You'll need good, mineral filled soil as well. Depending upon the crops you grow, soil that has been too often planted can start to lose its growing potential. Over time, the minerals and nutrients that plants need to grow and stay healthy become depleted. Blood meal helps restore these lost nutrients and revitalize depleted gardening beds.
Blood meal is an all natural powdered fertilizer that contains one of the highest, non-synthetic nitrogen counts (12-0-0) available. Made from powdered and dried livestock blood, Blood meal is an all natural, 100% organic fertilizer that is:
Blood Meal works quickly, providing “heavy” feeding plants such as corn, lettuce, and okra with the high amounts of nitrogen. This fast acting organic fertilizer works to build new growth and keeps mature plants healthy and green. Blood meal can help brown, spotted, or wilting plants recover by infusing the soil around their roots with nutrients and minerals essential to healthy plant growth.
More information about Blood Meal
Blood Meal works with bacteria and nematodes in the soil to breakdown the powder into nitrogen components so plants can more easily absorb the nutrients. This increased bacterial process adds life to your soil base, causing increased root growth and a stronger overall root system.
Because Blood Meal has such a high nitrogen count, applications should be spread out enough to allow time for the plant to use the extra nutrients. Overuse could result in excessive amounts of nitrogen being present, which can damage plants instead of feeding them. This phenomenon is known as “burning” and occurs with nearly all fertilizers when they are overused.
Chemical fertilizers can be harmful to the environment
Over fertilization is a major concern within the United States. As chemical fertilizers become more potent and their use more widespread, the water run off from gardens and commercial farms contains far higher amounts of toxins and pollutants. These compounds are finding their way into water sources in greater amounts, harming wildlife and contaminating once pristine natural areas. The damage from these contaminants works as a ripple effect throughout the nature’s ecosystem, harming not just fish and birds, but all the animals above them in the food chain, including us.
The long term impact of introducing harmful chemicals into the environment is a well documented phenomenon. Every year, billions of dollars are spent to clean up damage caused by chemical contamination. Worldwide governments are commissioning studies to see if changing weather patterns are yet another outcome from excessive chemical waste. Unlike other social or political issues, increased pollution is a problem that will impact everyone worldwide. While we may never rid ourselves totally of chemical dependency, by making smart decisions now, we can be a part of the solution, not part of the problem.
By growing organically, you can help prevent the further spread of chemical byproducts in the environment and enjoy rich, healthy plants, fruits, and vegetables without the worry of chemical side effects. Blood meal is a safe and easy way to help your plants get what they need, and help preserve our environment at the same time.
Light Application: 7 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/4 cup per plant or 1 lb per 20 ft row
Normal Application: 12 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/3 cup per plant or 2 lbs per 20 ft row
Heavy Application: 25 lbs per 1,000 square feet, 1/3 cup per plant or 3 lbs per 20 ft row
Derived from: Blood Meal