There Will Be Blood...

...meal in my garden this year. Blood meal is one of those organic additives that contribute to the quality of your soil. It has a very important nutrient: Nitrogen. Nitrogen is responsible for growing the green leafy growth on your plants. Since blood meal is made form the dried blood of livestock it is an organic product and releases the nitrogen slower into the soil than synthetics. Too much nitrogen can still burn your plants so always follow the manufacturer's directions when applying it and don't use it on seedlings.

Blood meal is good for your green nitrogen loving plants like broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach and many others. But plants don't thrive on nitrogen alone. A good balance of the big three nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is important. Here is an interesting fact about it that I found on The-Organic-Gardener website: blood meal can repel deer when kept dry in a container.

Oh and if you were expecting me to talk about a movie because of the title...well...this site IS about gardening! ;)

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