Blood fish and bone amounts

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  1. ThePlantAssassin

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    I bought 3 boxes from poundland as @ ....yes you guessed it at a pound a box of 750gm it seemed good value. I know it states amounts on the box but it's mega confusing. In reality how much should I work into soil around say a delphinium? A plum tree? I know it has to be forked into the soul and we'll watered.
     
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    For something like a delphinium I would spread a handful or say an eggcup ful since we all have different sized hands :)
     
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      I just stick my hand in the box and grab some. I use a good pinch for potting on and a good handful for planting out. I dig my hole, throw in some mpc, throw in the feed, stick in the plant and fill in the hole with a mixture of mpc and soil. I don't use plant food on the surface as the dogs would dig it up.

      This might not be the right way to do it. It's how I do it. I'm not one for measuring.

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        I think the main thing is you don't have to be so careful regarding the quantity with organic fertilisers as you do with the chemical kinds, they are slower reacting and not as harmful if you should over do it.

        Having said that, they are slow, so to my mind its a bit late to be applying them to growing plants.
        But they will do no harm, just add a sensible amount and next year apply it in spring.;):smile:
         
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          Exactly as Pete said, fish blood n bone is a gentle fertiliser and within reason you cant overdose in the garden soil Cindy. Agree too about the timing of its application.....I use it in the spring and expect it to start “working” 3 to 6 weeks later. Or when planting most things I add fbb but not expecting it to have much effect for a while.

          A couple of handsful around a small plum tree and generally pro rata around other things and tickled into the soil or covered with compost. It’s a waste just to sprinkle it on the top of the soil I think

          It will help your delphinium develop good roots and top growth for later so nothing lost.

          Remember too, organic fertilisers help feed the soil too:)
           
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            That's £1.33/Kg, if you buy from Wilko at end of season, it gets reduced down to 30p/Kg.
             
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              @Scrungee . I just looked and we have a Wilko 2 miles from me and I didn't even know so thanks for that. :)
               
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              Watch the Wilko reduction thread Bargain - Wilko's Half Price Sale, a

              If you have a B&M near you, they reduce to clear their gardening stuff around August Bank Hol, often with huge reductions B&M Stores | B&M
               
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                @cindy Tesco have just reduced their 1.25Kg packets of BF&B (and Growmore) to 63p
                 
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                  @Scrungee. Thank you so much. Very kind of you to let me know. :ThankYou:
                   
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