An excellent all-purpose fertilizer.
Down To Earth Cottonseed Meal (6-2-1) uses only the finest feed grade Cottonseed Meal, which has little or no pesticide residue and contains no animal by-products. Somewhat acidic in nature, Cottonseed Meal is excellent for plants that need a low pH; and is perfect for flowering acidic shrubs, berries and trees when used as a slow-release fertilizer. Packed in a biodegradable box.
Total Nitrogen (N)………………………….6.0%
0.6% Water Soluble Nitrogen
5.4% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
Available Phosphorous (P2O5)………..2.0%
Soluble Potash (K2O)………………………1.0%
Derived from cottonseed meal.
2.5 cups ≈ 1 lb. | ¼ cup ≈ 1.6 oz. | 1 tbsp. ≈ 0.4 oz.
Berries: To prepare new gardens, apply 3-6 lbs. per 100 linear feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For one- to two-year-old berry plants, prepare transplant hole and mix ½ cup with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new plant and water in well. To feed established berries, apply 1 cup per plant in early spring, mix into soil surface and water in well. Repeat application when blooms appear and again in fall at half the recommended amount.
Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1 lb. per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 3-6 lbs. per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz., depending on plant size and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.
Containers: For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly or add 6-10 lbs. per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.