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Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 (5 lb)

Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 (5 lb)

Great Source of High Phosphorus

Down To Earth’s Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 is a marine-based alternative to traditional terrestrial bone meal options and is a great source of organic phosphorus and calcium.

As one of the three big nutrients for plants, phosphorous plays a role in both root and bloom development, which helps produce high-quality fruit and flowers. Phosphorus helps plants take to new soil by boosting root development. Strong root development means plants will grow faster and be healthier because they can absorb more water and nutrients from the soil. You will have larger carrots and potatoes, and flowers will produce bigger blossoms.

DTE Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 also contains a small amount of organic nitrogen and is an ideal fertilizer for new garden beds, perennials and bulbs.

Application Rates
Bulbs: Add 1 tbsp per hole for average size bulbs, more for larger varieties. Mix thoroughly into soil and water in well.
Containers: For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 2.5-5 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season. 
Row Crops/Acreage: Apply 500-1,000 lbs per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nitrogen per acre.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 2.5-5 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz once each month during the growing season to promote fruiting and flowering.
Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1 lb per 2″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use the amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.

  • Derived from fish bone meal
  • Contains 4% N-12% P-0% K

All About Fish Bone Meal:

When it comes to nourishing your plants and ensuring their robust growth, turning to natural and organic sources of nutrients is a wise choice. Fish bone meal, with its exceptional nutrient profile, is a prime example of such a valuable resource. Derived from the bones of fish, this organic fertilizer boasts a nutrient-rich composition that can elevate the health and productivity of your garden or farm. In this guide, we explore the many benefits of fish bone meal and how it can contribute to the flourishing of your plants.

The Nutrient Composition of Fish Bone Meal:

Fish bone meal is prized for its high phosphorus content, making it an excellent choice for promoting flowering and fruiting in plants. Its nutrient profile typically includes:

  1. Phosphorus (P): This vital nutrient plays a pivotal role in promoting strong root development, encouraging robust stem growth, and stimulating prolific flowering and fruiting. Phosphorus is indispensable for overall plant health and productivity.

  2. Calcium (Ca): Alongside phosphorus, fish bone meal also contains calcium, which is essential for cell wall formation, disease resistance, and the prevention of nutrient deficiencies.

  3. Trace Minerals: Fish bone meal may contain trace minerals like magnesium, sulfur, and zinc, which are crucial for various biochemical processes in plants.

Advantages of Using Fish Bone Meal:

  1. Natural and Organic: Fish bone meal is derived from the bones of fish, making it a natural and organic fertilizer option. It aligns with sustainable and environmentally responsible gardening and farming practices.

  2. Slow-Release Nutrients: Fish bone meal releases nutrients gradually into the soil, providing a steady supply of phosphorus and calcium to your plants. This slow-release characteristic ensures long-lasting benefits for your garden.

  3. Promotes Flowering and Fruiting: Thanks to its high phosphorus content, fish bone meal is particularly effective at stimulating flowering and fruiting in a wide range of plants, including vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.

  4. Strengthens Root Systems: The phosphorus in fish bone meal is instrumental in root development, helping plants establish robust and healthy root systems. Strong roots are essential for nutrient uptake and overall plant stability.

  5. Improves Soil Structure: Regular use of fish bone meal can enhance soil structure by increasing its calcium content. Improved soil structure leads to better water retention and aeration, creating an ideal environment for plant roots.

Application Guidelines:

When using fish bone meal as a fertilizer, consider the following application guidelines:

  1. Incorporate into Soil: Prior to planting, mix fish bone meal into the soil at the recommended rates. This ensures that the nutrients are readily available to your plants as they establish themselves.

  2. Top Dressing: For established plants, sprinkle fish bone meal evenly around the base of the plants and gently work it into the soil. Water thoroughly after application to help the nutrients penetrate the root zone.

  3. Container Gardening: Fish bone meal is also suitable for container gardening. Simply mix it into the potting mix or apply it as a top dressing for potted plants.

  4. Consult Product Labels: Always consult the specific product label for dosage instructions and application rates, as these may vary depending on the brand and formulation of fish bone meal.

Fish bone meal stands as a natural nutrient powerhouse, enriching your garden or farm with essential phosphorus and calcium. Its organic nature and slow-release characteristics make it a favored choice among environmentally conscious gardeners and farmers. By incorporating fish bone meal into your gardening practices, you can foster stronger root systems, encourage abundant flowering and fruiting, and create a nutrient-rich soil environment that supports the health and vitality of your plants.

Learn about how to use fish bone meal.

Listed for Use in Organic Agriculture by the Organic Materials Review InstituteApproved for Organic Agriculture by the California Department of Food and Agriculture
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Description

Down To Earth’s Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 is a marine-based alternative to traditional terrestrial bone meal options and is a great source of organic phosphorus and calcium.

As one of the three big nutrients for plants, phosphorous plays a role in both root and bloom development, which helps produce high-quality fruit and flowers. Phosphorus helps plants take to new soil by boosting root development. Strong root development means plants will grow faster and be healthier because they can absorb more water and nutrients from the soil. You will have larger carrots and potatoes, and flowers will produce bigger blossoms.

DTE Fish Bone Meal 4-12-0 also contains a small amount of organic nitrogen and is an ideal fertilizer for new garden beds, perennials and bulbs.

Application Rates
Bulbs: Add 1 tbsp per hole for average size bulbs, more for larger varieties. Mix thoroughly into soil and water in well.
Containers: For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 2.5-5 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season. 
Row Crops/Acreage: Apply 500-1,000 lbs per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nitrogen per acre.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 2.5-5 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz once each month during the growing season to promote fruiting and flowering.
Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1 lb per 2″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use the amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.

  • Derived from fish bone meal
  • Contains 4% N-12% P-0% K

All About Fish Bone Meal:

When it comes to nourishing your plants and ensuring their robust growth, turning to natural and organic sources of nutrients is a wise choice. Fish bone meal, with its exceptional nutrient profile, is a prime example of such a valuable resource. Derived from the bones of fish, this organic fertilizer boasts a nutrient-rich composition that can elevate the health and productivity of your garden or farm. In this guide, we explore the many benefits of fish bone meal and how it can contribute to the flourishing of your plants.

The Nutrient Composition of Fish Bone Meal:

Fish bone meal is prized for its high phosphorus content, making it an excellent choice for promoting flowering and fruiting in plants. Its nutrient profile typically includes:

  1. Phosphorus (P): This vital nutrient plays a pivotal role in promoting strong root development, encouraging robust stem growth, and stimulating prolific flowering and fruiting. Phosphorus is indispensable for overall plant health and productivity.

  2. Calcium (Ca): Alongside phosphorus, fish bone meal also contains calcium, which is essential for cell wall formation, disease resistance, and the prevention of nutrient deficiencies.

  3. Trace Minerals: Fish bone meal may contain trace minerals like magnesium, sulfur, and zinc, which are crucial for various biochemical processes in plants.

Advantages of Using Fish Bone Meal:

  1. Natural and Organic: Fish bone meal is derived from the bones of fish, making it a natural and organic fertilizer option. It aligns with sustainable and environmentally responsible gardening and farming practices.

  2. Slow-Release Nutrients: Fish bone meal releases nutrients gradually into the soil, providing a steady supply of phosphorus and calcium to your plants. This slow-release characteristic ensures long-lasting benefits for your garden.

  3. Promotes Flowering and Fruiting: Thanks to its high phosphorus content, fish bone meal is particularly effective at stimulating flowering and fruiting in a wide range of plants, including vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.

  4. Strengthens Root Systems: The phosphorus in fish bone meal is instrumental in root development, helping plants establish robust and healthy root systems. Strong roots are essential for nutrient uptake and overall plant stability.

  5. Improves Soil Structure: Regular use of fish bone meal can enhance soil structure by increasing its calcium content. Improved soil structure leads to better water retention and aeration, creating an ideal environment for plant roots.

Application Guidelines:

When using fish bone meal as a fertilizer, consider the following application guidelines:

  1. Incorporate into Soil: Prior to planting, mix fish bone meal into the soil at the recommended rates. This ensures that the nutrients are readily available to your plants as they establish themselves.

  2. Top Dressing: For established plants, sprinkle fish bone meal evenly around the base of the plants and gently work it into the soil. Water thoroughly after application to help the nutrients penetrate the root zone.

  3. Container Gardening: Fish bone meal is also suitable for container gardening. Simply mix it into the potting mix or apply it as a top dressing for potted plants.

  4. Consult Product Labels: Always consult the specific product label for dosage instructions and application rates, as these may vary depending on the brand and formulation of fish bone meal.

Fish bone meal stands as a natural nutrient powerhouse, enriching your garden or farm with essential phosphorus and calcium. Its organic nature and slow-release characteristics make it a favored choice among environmentally conscious gardeners and farmers. By incorporating fish bone meal into your gardening practices, you can foster stronger root systems, encourage abundant flowering and fruiting, and create a nutrient-rich soil environment that supports the health and vitality of your plants.

Learn about how to use fish bone meal.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 5.1 lb

Dimensions: 11.0"L x 8.25"W x 3.0"H

Features

    Characteristics

    Organic Status: Approved for Use in Certified Organic Agriculture
    Animal-Based : Yes
    Biological & Humus : Boosts Microbial Activity
    Fertilizer Type : Powdered/Granulated/Meal
    Major Nutrients : Over 3% Phosphorus
    Major Nutrients : Trace Minerals
    Nutrient Release Rate : Short-term (1-4 Months)
    Use as Foliar : No
    Organic Certifier: OMRI, CDFA

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    Elaine Beyer
    Bonemeal

    This bonemeal is the best. It has a very strong fish smell ensuring you’re getting a good product. I put bonemeal in all of my planting holes before planting.

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    Astrid Friedrich
    good source for phosphorus

    This fertilizer is what we need for our bulbs.Works very well for garlic too

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    David Moore
    Great product

    Totally superior product!

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    KB
    Great product for amending garden soil.

    I did not want to add cow bone meal to my garden. I was happy to find this aquatic bone meal at a good price.

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    LUKE
    Great for Blooming

    Could really notice the difference in blooming when this was applied.

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