TOPIC: Bone meal as fertiliser??

Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29879

Is bone meal as a fertiliser any good? How and when do you apply this to a potted tree that is young and in training?
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29880

I normally give my trees blood/bone/nail meal at some point in spring. But oonly when temperatures during night reach about 10 degrees. Then microbial life in the pots will be active. I just sprinkle some on top of the substrate. Do not really think about how much.
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29882

how you prepare this blood/bone/nail meal?
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29887

spacewood wrote: how you prepare this blood/bone/nail meal?

I go to the store and get a bag of whatever is on sale
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29890

leatherback wrote:

spacewood wrote: how you prepare this blood/bone/nail meal?

I go to the store and get a bag of whatever is on sale


not asking how you obtain it, but how you make it ready to apply on your tree : )
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29891

Of course I also could copy/paste what I find, but this will give more and better info:

www.google.nl/?q=how+to+use+bone+meal+on+bonsai
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29892

very helpful indeed. thanks.
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29893

spacewood wrote: not asking how you obtain it, but how you make it ready to apply on your tree : )

I take a handfull and sprinkle it on the substrate. People overthink caretaking too much, in my opinion
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29894

thanks LB. already found a guide how to make it.
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Bone meal as fertiliser?? 1 year 5 months ago #29907

Thank you so much, LB! is there anything else you apply when the temp is not that high?
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