Fish Bone Meal is wonderful for all flowering plants, trees and shrubs
Down To Earth™ Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 is a marine-based alternative to traditional steamed bone meal and is a great source of organic phosphorus and calcium.
As one of the three macro-nutrients for plants, phosphorous plays a role in both root and bloom development, which helps produce high-quality fruit and flowers. Phosphorus helps plants take to new soil by boosting root development. Strong root development means plants will grow faster and be healthier because they can absorb more water and nutrients from the soil. You will have larger carrots and potatoes, and flowers will produce bigger blossoms.
DTE™ Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 also contains a small amount of organic nitrogen and is an ideal fertilizer for new garden beds, perennials and bulbs.
Application Rates for Fish Bone Meal
2 cups ≈ 1 lb; ½ cup ≈ 4 oz; 1 tbsp ≈ 0.5 oz
Add 1 tbsp per hole for average size bulbs, more for larger varieties. Mix thoroughly into soil and water in well.
Apply 500-1,000 lbs per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nitrogen per acre.
For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly or add 3-6 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.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
To prepare smaller garden beds, apply 2 tbsp. per square foot and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of garden soil. To prepare larger 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 once each month during the growing season to promote fruiting and flowering.
Trees & Shrubs:
Spread 1 lb per 2″ 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 the amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.
TOTAL NITROGEN (N) 4.0%
4.0% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
AVAILABLE PHOSPHATE (P2O5) 12.0%
CALCIUM (Ca) 14.0%
Fish Bone Meal
Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for use in organic production.