ABOUT BLOOD MEAL:
Blood Meal is a by-product of the freezing works industry where the blood of slaughtered animals, mostly cattle, is dried to produce a high value powdered plant food.
Blood Meal is a rich source of natural nitrogen and also contains a wide range of beneficial elements including iron that plants need for healthy green growth for up to 4 months after application. It is an excellent food for leafy nitrogen hungry plants such as lettuce, silver-beet, brassicas and any winter flowering plants like polyanthus, pansies, violas and primulas.
Blood Meal works with bacteria 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, causing increased root growth and a stronger overall root system.
Caution: Blood Meal is a fast acting natural plant food however care should be taken not to apply too much particularly when conditions are warm and moist which could cause rapid decomposition. The high nitrogen/ammonia levels in blood meal makes it unsuitable for seedlings. Be sure to rinse any blood meal off plant foliage.
Application: Apply Blood Meal during the growing season to broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, spinach, brussel sprouts and also lettuce.
Application Rate: 20-30g per square metre then work into top 10cm of soil where possible.
Storage: Keep dry and away from animals