BLOOD MEAL: Use as a Fertilizer

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago.

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Powdered form contains eight to twelve percent of nitrogen, part of which is quickly available to plant roots, part within a few weeks; sprinkle dry form 1/4 teaspoon evenly over surface of 6 inch pot; a quicker method is to put 1 tpg. and stir until suspended in the water, then put one cup in each 6 inch pot; repeat monthly. A63-562
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BLOOD MEAL: A Common Source of Organic Nitrogen Contains 13% nitrogen; used as a dry feed top dressing; nitrogen released through activity of micro-organisms in about ten days to two weeks in warm weather; apply 1 teaspoon to a six inch pot; odorous; lasts up to eight weeks. A70-889; C72-98; Expensive; apply every two or three months. OA71-63; Can burn new growths; has a bad odor. C72-198 It seems to give a response unmatched by other forms of nitrogen; it's best used in the summer when warmth promotes bacterial action; it likely contains a peptide usually present in organic fertilizers, or it has an epidermal growth factor; in hot climates it tends to hasten the breakdown of organic mixes. OA83-26 0

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