An excellent all-purpose fertilizer for vegetables, flowers and fruits
Down To Earth™ Cottonseed Meal 6-2-1 is traditionally used to feed plants that thrive in lower pH soils, such as berries, flowering shrubs and evergreen trees. DTE™ Cottonseed Meal 6-2-1 is a high-quality plant derived source of nitrogen and can be applied throughout the growing season to promote green growth and optimum plant development.
Application Rates for Cottonseed Meal
2.5 cups ≈ 1 lb; ¼ cup ≈ 1.6 oz; 1 tbsp ≈ 0.4 oz
To prepare new gardens, apply 3-6 lbs. per 100 linear feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For one- to two-year-old berry plants, prepare transplant hole and mix ½ cup with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new plant and water in well. To feed established berries, apply 1 cup per plant in early spring, mix into soil surface and water in well. Repeat application when blooms appear and again in fall at half the recommended amount.
Trees & Shrubs:
Spread 1 lb. per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
To prepare new gardens, apply 3-6 lbs. per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz., depending on plant size and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.
For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly or add 6-10 lbs. per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.
TOTAL NITROGEN (N) 6.0%
0.6% Water Soluble Nitrogen
5.4% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
AVAILABLE PHOSPHATE (P2O5) 2.0%
SOLUBLE POTASH (K2O) 1.0%