Natural / Organic Sources of Plant Nutrients
• Feather Meal (12 – 0 – 0) Poultry feathers are steamed under pressure, dried, then ground into a powdery feather meal. Feather meal gradually releases organic nitrogen throughout the season as the protein decomposes through microbial activity.
• Fish Meal (9 – 4 – 1) Blended from natural marine products. It is an excellent fertilizer that contains a wide variety of primary, secondary and micro nutrients. It is also a great compost activator.
• Alfalfa Meal (2 – 1 – 2) As a fertilizer, alfalfa meal provides plants with primary and secondary nutrients as well as many enzymes, vitamins, minerals and triaconatol, a natural fatty-acid growth stimulant. Excellent for roses, vegetable gardens, containers and bedding plants. Rich in Magnesium!
• Bone Meal (3 – 15 – 0) A good source of organic phosphorous, nitrogen, and calcium (24%). Bone meal is made from animal bones at slaughterhouses. It is steamed, then ground into a powder, which allows it to release nutrients sooner. Excellent for root and flower production. Use for shrubs, flowers and roses.
Kelp Meal (.6 – .5 – 2.5). Ascophyllum Nodosum kelp meal is the most readily available source of potassium and is harvested off the coast of Norway. It contains over 70 minerals, 21 amino acids, simple and complex carbohydrates, and several essential growth hormones, including cytokinins, auxins and gibberellins, which stimulate cell division, cell elongation, internode elongation and cell enlargement. Kelp enhances seed germination, increases the uptake of nutrients, and helps with frost protection and stress recovery. Kelp is an excellent source of chelated minerals necessary for proper plant growth. Mannitol and alginic acid are major components of kelp and act as agents helping in the formation of humus.