Bloodmeal and Bonemeal

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    Hey all hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Planning my spring harvest and have a question. Has anyone used blood and meal to mix in their dirt outside? If so how much do you use. What I was thinking is I would dig at least 5 gallon holes, mix the dug soil with the blood and bone meal, then fill my hole back up. Suggestions and ideas will be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Only on my roses. Like a half cup of bone meal (high Ca, P) mixed in the dirt and a sprinkle of blood meal (high N) on the surface. I dont mix the bloodmeal in or use much because i dont wany to get stuck with the plants feeding heavily on N past where i can control it.
    Be aware that it is liable to encourage digging by scavengers and insectivores. That skunk you smell in your garden might actually be a real skunk ; )
    You look into bagged compost at all? You can be quite generous with it! If you can find one with seaweed in the mix, that's even better!
     
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    Hey man thanks for the info! Helps a lot. So is the rodent issue your only concern with using it? Do you mean use bagged compost for the entire hole or to mix in?
     
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    I use 50-50 bagged compost and coco / peat blend indoors, which is a bit pricey for outside, but you can use any number of dirts to mix with it outdoors, look for anything that will make it less likely to be soggy for days if you get a heavy rain. Some compost with lots of half rotted leaves in it (humus) doesn't need to be mixed with much at all! You just need to judge how muddy it gets when wet, and what your preference is for moisture retention.
     
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    Thanks man I appreciate the help! Yeah I am trying to hold back costs but have a good spot with decent soil. Just want to strengthen it some as cheap as I can ha ha. I really appreciate the advice
     
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    You might want to see if you can find some articles from reputable growers with soil amendment suggestions. As elements break down at different speeds and contain different nutrients, I think it is important to know what is going into your soil and what it will do and when it will do it.
     
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    Great point Hemp Goddess. I’ve been reading on the blood and bone meal and there is such mixed reviews on it.
     
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    You should be able to find something online with a good recipe for amending outside soil. You are probably going to want far more than just blood meal and bone meal. I make up a super soil every year that has about 12 different things in it.
     

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