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Combination of Cottonseed and Rock Phosphate: When used in combination in any ratio, it becomes an Ideal source of Organic Nitrogen and Phosphorus for plants. Biochemical reaction between cottonseed meal and Rock Phosphate also helps to regularize soil pH between neutral to slightly acidic. Rock Phosphate and Cottonseed can be used in any combination, however most recommended is 85% Cottonseed to 15% rock Phosphate.
Cotton Seed meal is Nitrogen rich fertilizer with typical NPK ratio at 3-1-1. Cottonseed meal can be used when you want to lower the pH of the soil, as this product tends to acidify soil to some extent. This is a good source of slow release Nitrogen and will not burn the plant roots. Good source of food for soil bacteria, Earth worms, etc. Cottonseed meal can be combined with other fertilizers to make a custom mix. Can be used for established lawns.
Form: This product is in semi powdered form for easy broadcasting.
Dosage: One cup (approx. 25-30 gms) every 12 inches of pot diameter, three times a year. If the plant is larger, quantity can be increased (suggested increment in quantity is 1/2 cup for every 1 foot increase in diameter of pot or height of the plant). Dosage of the fertilizer can be increased depending upon the plants requirement, soil condition and climate.
Application: Dig a trench around 2-3 inches deep all around the plant leaving 3 inches from the plant trunk. Uniformly spread the fertilizer ( it is recommended to start with 30 grams of the fertilizer) in the trench and then cover the trench with soil. Water the plant till some water comes out from the bottom of pot. refer following pictures for clarity.
Safety: This product is strictly not to be used for edible purposes . Wash hands after each use. Left over product must be properly packed to avoid ingression of moisture or water. Left over product must be properly packed to avoid ingression of moisture or water.
Rock phosphate 0-30-0 is a part of Organic fertilizer and is allowed to be either mixed or used as it is, is can mixed with soil while preparing beds for new plants or during repoting of mature plant. Rock phosphate then in presence of organic matter becomes a good source of Phosphorus. Following are the suggested application rates.
Suggested Application rate
Bulbs: Add 1 tbsp per hole for average size bulbs, more for larger varieties. Mix thoroughly into soil, and water in well.
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 2.5-5 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3” of soil. For new transplants, add ¼ cup per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress ¼-½ cup in Fall or early Spring to promote fruiting and flowering during the growing season.
Containers: For new plantings, add ¼ cup per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5-10 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1 tbsp per gallon into the soil surface every 4 month during the
Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1 lb per 1” of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use the amended soil to fill in around the new tree, and water in well.
Safety: The product is safe to use around children, but ensure hands are washed after each use. And yes we do not recommend this product for oral consumption as it is meant to be used as fertilizer. Left over product must be properly packed to avoid ingression of moisture or water.