The true game-changer lies in nourishing your soil. This week, we're shining the spotlight on Feather Meal—a slow-releasing, all-natural fertilizer that your garden is going to love.
What Is Feather Meal?
Feather meal is made from hydrolyzed, dried, and ground poultry feathers. These feathers are primarily made of keratin, a fibrous protein that is rich in nitrogen. Feather meal is perfect for heavy feeders and long-season crops.
Some great heavy feeder & long-season crops are:
Why Use Feather Meal & How to Apply It
Unlike quick-release synthetic fertilizers, feather meal offers a slow, steady supply of nitrogen over 30 to 45 days. This means no burning of plants and steady, sustainable growth throughout the growing season.
For New Gardens: Apply approximately 5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.
For Existing Gardens: 5 lbs. per 400 sq. ft. per planting.
For New Transplants: Add 1-2 tablespoons per plant.
For Containers: 1-2 tablespoons per gallon of soil monthly for established plants.
For fortifying potting soils and seed starting mixes: add 2 tablespoons per gallon of soil.