Enriches new garden soils and compost piles.
Down To Earth Shrimp Meal (6 – 6 – 0) is an excellent all purpose organic fertilizer derived from ground Pacific Northwest shrimp shells. Rich in Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Calcium, Shrimp Meal is wonderful for all types of garden vegetables, flowers, herbs and ornamentals, and also acts as an exceptional compost bio-activator. Shrimp Meal is rich in Chitin, a natural polysaccharide that can help plants develop healthy immune responses and stimulates the growth of beneficial soil micro-organisms. Biodegradable packaging.
Total Nitrogen (N)…………………………..6.0%
0.9% Water Soluble Nitrogen
5.1% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
Derived From: Shrimp Meal
10 cups ≈ 1 lb. | ¼ cup ≈ 0.4 oz. | 1 tbsp. ≈ 0.1 oz.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 2 lb. 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 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.
Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1-2 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.
Row Crops/Acreage: Apply 500-1,000 lb. per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nutrients per acre.