Where do you buy bulk blood meal, bone meal, etc.?

RyanC95(7B)July 15, 2014

I've been buying my blood and bone meal and fish fertilizers from home depot and I'm pretty sure that it is all overpriced. I plan on amending the soil in the 3 4'x16' raised beds I have with organic slow release fertilizer and compost rather than putting it only in the planting hole, but with all most 200 sq ft to cover I need to buy the blood meal and bone meal in bulk.

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Any farm supply store, feed mill, and some garden shops. You just need to look beyond the big box stores to locally owned places.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 6:24AM
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art_1(10 CA)

I also recommend checking local farm supply stores. The link below shows that it is available in bulk.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soil Minerals

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 12:22PM
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eibren(z6PA)

When I was reading about prions (cause of mad cow, etc) some time ago it was intimated that the sources of blood and bone meal could be of concern.

Does anyone know for sure?

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:45PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

According to the people that should know about these things say no.
Putting blood and/or bone meal on your garden will not result in the foods grown in that soil up taking these potential brain destroyers unless you eat the soil they were grown in.

Here is a link that might be useful: Prions in blood and bone meal

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:08AM
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glib(5.5)

but farm supply stores typically do not have bone meal. they have urea.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:40AM
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eibren(z6PA)

Main tip I get from article is wear a mask.

Thank you for the article; interesting.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:47AM
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