Fertiliser Group 2 | Registration No. K2936 – ACT 36 OF 1947
Bonemeal is a pure, sterilized, powdered organic plant food, ideally suited as a fertiliser. When used regularly it will stimulate and promote healthy root and foliage development on roses, shrubs and trees.
Nitrogen – 4.5%
Phosphorous – 9.5%
Potassium – 21.6%
USES AND BENEFITS:
Bonemeal is slow acting, providing the plant with a steadybalanced supply of essential nutrients during the active growing season.
- is particularly suitable for new shrubs and trees;
- is free of harmful organisms; and
- is easily applied.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Roses and Shrubs
- Dig plant hole approximately 0.5m x 0.5m and 0.5m deep.
- Mix 600g Bonemeal (three cups full) with half of the excavated soil. Replace mixed soil.
- Position plant.
- Use the reminder of the soil as side and top-fill.
- Water well.
- Apply 100g (½ cup full) evenly around each plant.
- Rake into soil lightly.
- Water well.
- Repeat every six months.
Bonemeal is a slow-release form of phosphorus (P) that may be expressed as phosphate or phosphorous. Phosphorus as a percentage is 2.3 times higher than numbers shown for phsphate so 10% phosphate is the same as 23% phosphorus.
Don’t use bonemeal when you have dogs, rather use Superphosphate. Dogs will dig up your soil looking for the bones.
What plants benefit from bonemeal?
The calcium in bonemeal can also help prevent common problems in vegetables such as blossom-end rot in crops like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. Bonemeal can be used as one part of a balanced organic fertilizer program for bulbs, roses and other plants that benefit from a slow-release form of phosphorus.