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.
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.