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Bone Meal Plus is a 100% organic non bovine product rich in Phosphorus and Calcium. It is ideal for planting tulips, daffodils, freesia, crocus,, anemones, gladiolus,, onions, garlic and all types of bulbs. It can be used as a starter food to promote strong roots, abundant fruit and colourful flowers in all types of plants.
Bone Meal Plus is made from steamed fish bone meal in addition to other organic ingredients and contains Nitrogen for added plant nutrition. It also contains organic supplements that help in nutrient retention and availability.
Guaranteed Minimum Analysis
Total Nitrogen (N) 3.0 %
Available Phosphoric Acid (P2O5) 15.0 %
Soluble Potash (K2O) 18.0 %
Directions for Use
Bed Planting: Apply at the rate of 1.5 – 2 kg per sq. meters (100 sq ft) or bed area. Work thoroughly into top soil.
Roses: Apply ½ to 1 cup per bush. Work lightly into soil. Do not damage roots.
Bulbs: Apply 1-2 tsp per bulb depending on size. Place in soil 2” below bulb.
Vegetables: Broadcast 2 kg over 10 sq meters (100 sq ft) and mix in soil prior to planting. Water thoroughly after application.
List of Ingredients
Fish bone meal, Calcium Lignosulfonate, and Leonardite.
Featured Element – Role of Iron in Plant Culture
Iron (Fe) is classified as a micronutrient, meaning it is required by plants in lesser amounts than primary or secondary macronutrients. Do not let the classification create confusion as iron is very important to the health and growth of plants. Of the micronutrients, iron is needed in the greatest quantity and its availability is dependent on the pH of the growing medium. All micronutrients, except molybdenum, become less available as the growing medium’s pH increases, but become more available as the growing medium’s pH decreases. The ideal pH range for crops is determined primarily by their ability to acquire micronutrients.
Function of Iron: Iron is a constituent of several enzymes and some pigments, and assists in nitrate and sulfate reduction and energy production within the plant. Although iron is not used in the synthesis of chlorophyll (the green pigment in leaves), it is essential for its formation. This explains why plants deficient in iron show chlorosis in the new leaves.