Blood Meal

The blood in blood meal refers to the blood that is a product of the slaughtering that occurs at meat packing plants.  The blood meal that Blood Meal for Less offers is derived from hogs.  The blood is dried into a powder before being packaged for sale as blood meal.

Blood Meal
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blood meal 5lb bag
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How to Apply Blood Meal

Blood Meal is an amendment that can be applied as a side dress or added to soil before planting.  Apply blood meal in spring before you plant.  Re-apply every 2 to 3 months thereafter until the growing season is over.  Use 1 to 2 lbs. per 100 square feet. A 2 lb. application is considered feeding heavy.  We recommend 1 lb. per 100 square feet to be safe until you learn to use it more.

Blood Meal is also a great ingredient to your compost pile!  Sprinkle some in layers in your compost as your pile gets larger.  Click here to be directed to a blog post we made about blood meal that is very informative.