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Soil Amendments

applying soil amendments

Soil amendments play a crucial role in enhancing soil fertility, increase soil organic matter, improve your compost pile, and promote optimal plant growth. Gardeners and farmers alike seek effective ways to add nutrients to their soil, and the market offers a variety of products to meet these needs. Below, we will explore various soil amendments and plant nutrients, each contributing unique benefits to the soil when added to the soil. Blood Meal for Less provides a range of common soil amendments including blood meal, sulfur powder, urea, worm castings, cottonseed meal, dried molasses, granular humic acid, soluble humic acid, epsom salt, zinc sulfate, and kelp meal that can be used with other amendments like agricultural lime.  To achieve the best results possible we encourage you to take a soil test of the soil to improve.  It is also a great resource to reach out to any agricultural extension offices for your local university to ask more questions about soil amendments. In each section we give a summary, information related to the amendment and how it helps garden soil, and a link to both the shop page on where to buy and a very comprehensive informational page on application tips and how to use correctly. 

Blood Meal Texture

Blood Meal

Blood meal, a staple in organic gardening, is a potent source of nitrogen for any types of soil whether clay soil or sandy soil.  Blood Meal is used widely in composted manure and in vegetable gardens.  Derived from dried, powdered animal blood, it releases nitrogen slowly into the soil as it decomposes. We'll delve into the benefits of blood meal, its application methods, and how it promotes healthy plant growth by clicking the blood meal link.

Sulfur Texture

Sulfur Powder

Sulfur powder is a versatile soil amendment known for its ability to modify soil pH level and improve nutrient availability. On our comprehensive page for sulfur powder, we'll explore the importance of maintaining proper soil pH, the role of sulfur in this process, and how sulfur powder from "Blood Meal for Less" can be a valuable addition to your soil management toolkit.

Urea in Dish


Urea is a synthetic nitrogen fertilizer widely used in agriculture. Our Urea page will cover the benefits of urea, its role in providing a quick nitrogen boost to a plant root system, and how it compares to organic nitrogen sources. We'll also discuss the considerations for using urea and why the product from "Blood Meal for Less" is a reliable choice.

Benefits of Using Worm Castings in the Garden

Worm Castings

Worm castings, also known as vermi-compost, are a natural and nutrient-rich soil conditioner. The Worm Castings section will explore the process of vermi-composting, the benefits of worm castings, how they improve existing soil structure and fertility, and how it helps with water holding capacity, and improve drainage, even in potting mixes. Learn about the exceptional quality of worm castings offered by "Blood Meal for Less" and how they can contribute to sustainable and thriving gardens.

Big Pile of Cottonseed Meal

Cottonseed Meal

Cottonseed meal is a byproduct of the cotton industry, and it serves as an excellent organic fertilizer. On our Cottonseed Meal page, we discuss the nutrient content of cottonseed meal, its slow-release properties, and how it enhances soil fertility, and its use with water and nutrient retention. Explore the advantages of choosing cottonseed meal from "Blood Meal for Less" for a reliable and sustainable approach to soil enrichment.

Dried Molasses Texture

Dried Molasses

Dried molasses is a lesser-known but powerful soil amendment that serves as a microbial stimulant and soil activator. Discover how dried molasses enhances soil biology, promotes beneficial microbial activity, and contributes to overall soil health. Learn about the convenience and quality of dried molasses from us at our Dried Molasses page.

Granular Humic Acid Texture
Soluble Humic Acid Texture

Humic Acid

Humic acid is a key component of organic matter, and granular humic acid is a popular soil amendment for improving soil structure and nutrient retention.  Similar to wood ash in regards to soil water retention and aeration. Our page on Humic Acid will explore the benefits of incorporating granular humic acid into your soil, the role of humic substances, and why we provide a reliable source of high-quality humic acid organic material.

Epsom Salt Texture

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt, chemically known as magnesium sulfate, is a popular supplement for plants, providing essential nutrients like magnesium and sulfur. In the Epsom Salt section, we'll discuss the role of these nutrients in plant health, the benefits of using Epsom salt, and why we are a trusted source for high-quality Epsom salt.

Zinc Sulfate Texture

Zinc Sulfate

Zinc sulfate is a micronutrient critical for various plant functions, including enzyme activity and photosynthesis. Learn about the importance of zinc in plant nutrition, the symptoms of zinc deficiency, and how zinc sulfate from us, can address these issues, promoting healthier and more robust plants at our Zinc Sulfate page.

Kelp Meal

Kelp Meal

Used a lot in conjunction with peat moss, Kelp meal, derived from seaweed, is a natural and organic fertilizer rich in trace minerals and growth-promoting hormones that help root growth. Explore the benefits of using kelp meal, its role in enhancing soil fertility, and how it contributes to overall plant health. Discover why the kelp meal from us is a valuable addition to gardening practices at our Kelp Meal page.

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