A Slow-Release Nitrogen Source
Feather Meal, a byproduct of the poultry industry, is an exceptional addition to our soil mix, primarily for its nitrogen content. Rich in this essential nutrient, feather meal is a slow-release fertilizer, providing a steady supply of nitrogen over time, which is crucial for plant growth, particularly for green, leafy plants and heavy feeders.
The slow-release nature of feather meal is particularly advantageous. It minimizes the risk of nitrogen burn, a common issue with fast-acting synthetic fertilizers, and provides a consistent nutrient supply over a longer period. This steady nourishment supports continuous, healthy growth throughout the growing season.
Nitrogen is vital for chlorophyll production, the green pigment in plants responsible for photosynthesis. Adequate nitrogen ensures lush, vigorous foliage and plays a critical role in overall plant health and productivity. Feather meal, being an organic source, not only feeds the plants but also contributes to the soil's organic matter, improving soil structure and promoting the activity of beneficial microorganisms.
Additionally, as an animal-derived product, feather meal adds another layer of nutrient diversity to our soil mix. It breaks down more slowly than other organic matter, ensuring long-term soil fertility and health.
Incorporating feather meal into your soil mix addresses the high nitrogen demands of many plants, especially during their peak growth phases, ensuring that your garden remains vibrant and productive.
NPK Ratio: 12-0-0
For more information and application instructions, see our dedicated page to Feather Meal