Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hi Everyone
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:19 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:22 am

» Path Width
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:49 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:05 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:37 pm

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:55 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:22 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 12:16 am

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson 2/17/2018, 8:14 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by has55 2/17/2018, 8:17 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Go down

blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  Chopper on 7/22/2011, 7:55 pm

When it comes to 5 varieties of compost I was thinking - could one include blood, bone and even fish meal as compost perhaps? very specific compost but...? Not sure. Wondering what your thoughts are.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  boffer on 7/22/2011, 8:21 pm

CHOPPER!!! Are you off your meds again?! rofl

Do you put them into a pile to be composted? (not as a catalyst) Have you taken blood meal out of a compost pile? How much to mix with vermiculite and peat moss? Are they available and affordable around the world?

They are a good source of NPK, to be sure, but I think they fall in the fertilizer/supplement category.

Keep it simple for us slow learners.

avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  Chopper on 7/22/2011, 8:23 pm

@boffer wrote:CHOPPER!!! Are you off your meds again?!

Do you put them into a pile to be composted? (not as a catalyst) Have you taken blood meal out of a compost pile? How much to mix with vermiculite and peat moss? Are they available and affordable around the world?

They are a good source of NPK, to be sure, but I think they fall in the fertilizer/supplement category.

Keep it simple for us slow learners.


So you are saying no? LOL. And funny you should mention the meds....

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  camprn on 7/22/2011, 8:23 pm

@Chopper wrote:When it comes to 5 varieties of compost I was thinking - could one include blood, bone and even fish meal as compost perhaps? very specific compost but...? Not sure. Wondering what your thoughts are.
I would not consider these to be compost as they are not composted (decomposed). I consider them to be soil amendments or soil nutritional supplements. I believe the bone and blood meal are cooked, dehydrated and ground. I'm not sure how the fish emulsion is made, but it is in all probability a food industry by-product and more than likely cooked as well... Nice to see you Chopper! What a Face
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: blood and bone meal - can these be considered compost?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum