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Post  Steven on Fri May 25, 2012 8:54 pm

I was wondering to all those using blood and bone meal, are you doing this only once in the spring and then continuing a water soluble feed the rest of the growing season? I have always just used liquid feeds but got a deal on the meals and would like to give them a try, what is the best regimen you can recommend?

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Post  R3mco on Sat May 26, 2012 2:58 am

There are two options ...

You can either dissolve them in water and use them as a liquid fertilizer ...
Or you can make cakes out of them and use them 3/4 of the year throughout.

At the beginning of spring, use bloodmeal (N), in the summer use bonemeal (P).

I suggest you also use a third item (K), I think it's named Lime in the US, Kalium in Europe.

When you make cakes, balance the N-P-K accordingly, so you stimulate the plants at the right time for the right growth.

A good tutorial is watchable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKXjBAeEo8k

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Post  JimLewis on Sat May 26, 2012 1:12 pm

K is potassium. Lime is Calcium.

I simply sprinkle bone meal over the pot surface in spring and sometimes in late summer.

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