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

Posted by RyanC95 7B (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 15, 14 at 21:44

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

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


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

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


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

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?


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

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


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

  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 9:40

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


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

Main tip I get from article is wear a mask.

Thank you for the article; interesting.


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