If you want a natural source of fertilizer for your plants, liquid bone meal may be a good option for you. Wondering what plants benefit the most from this type of fertilizer? Get all the details you need to use liquid bone meal properly in this guide from The Soil King.
What Is Liquid Bone Meal?
Liquid bone meal is made from bone meal from a wide variety of animals including chicken, turkeys, cows, pigs, and much more. To make liquid bone meal, bones are treated to remove gristle, fat, and meat, and then they are cured using high heat to kill any bacteria or other microorganisms that may be present on the bones.
After this, the bones are ground up and processed and mixed with water to create a highly-potent fertilizer. Liquid bone meal is very high in phosphorus and calcium, so it’s an excellent choice if your soil is low in these minerals.
What Plants Benefit From Liquid Bone Meal? Any Plants Can Benefit!
All plants can benefit from liquid bone meal, especially if your soil is low in calcium and phosphorus. However, it’s particularly popular for new bulbs and transplants that are taking root outdoors, and may need a bit of extra nutrition to ensure better root growth. From flowers to vegetables, fruit trees and more, plants of all types can benefit.
To make sure you use the right amount of liquid bone meal, we recommend that you have your soil tested. This helps you use the right proportion of fertilizer – if your soil has a lot of calcium and phosphorus, you’ll need to use less liquid bone meal, and vice versa.
In addition, it’s a good idea to mix liquid bone meal with potash fertilizers to ensure your plants also get enough nitrogen, potassium, and other micronutrients. Liquid bone meal alone does not provide all of the nutrients that plants need to grow and develop properly.
Shop Liquid Bone Meal & Other Products At The Soil King
You can make liquid bone meal yourself, but it’s a time-consuming process, so most people choose to buy their liquid bone meal.
Our liquid bone meal is highly-concentrated and provides the phosphorus and calcium that your plants need to develop properly. So no matter what you’re growing, make sure you get a healthy harvest. Shop online now, or give us a call at 707-894-3500 to learn more.