What is Bone meal fertilizer?
Bone meal fertilizer makes a wonderful organic fertilizer to supply your plants with important nutrients like calcium and phosphorus, promoting strong, healthy plants and produce.
Bone meal is a mixture of finely and coarsely ground animal bones and slaughterhouse waste products Due to being rich in phosphorus and calcium It is used as an organic fertilizer for plants and as a nutritional supplement for animals. As a slow-release fertilizer, bone meal is primarily used as a source of phosphorus and protein.
How to apply bone meal fertilizer?
During soil preparation
Sprinkle bone meal fertilizer evenly over the soil or add to planting compost. Make sure it’s mixed well. If the weather is dry, water in well.
In the growing season
If you are adding bone meal throughout the growing season, sprinkle evenly around the established part of the soil and gently fork it into the surface. Be careful not to disturb plant roots as you do so. Water thoroughly.
Plants in containers
For established plants in containers, apply the bone meal fertilizer at the start of the season and then once or twice throughout the growing season to help stimulate flowering or fruit ripening when the plants are actively growing. Again, sprinkle around the plants and work it into the soil being careful of any roots, then water well.
If you’re using a bone meal for your vegetable plot, add fertilizer and fork it into the soil before planting any seeds.
Once you’ve made a planting hole, fork a small amount of bone meal for plants into the hole. You can also add it to the compost and soil that will be used as the planting mixture. Water thoroughly.