Blood Meal 13-0-0 FAQ

1. What are the Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K) ratios for Blood Meal fertilizer?

The three numbers after each fertilizer indicate percentages of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K). Greenway Biotech, Inc. Blood Meal fertilizer 13-0-0 contains 13% Nitrogen (N) and no Phosphorous (P) or Potassium (K).


2. What is the difference between Organic and non-Organic Blood Meal?

There is two ways I could answer that question. First, what's legally organic and second what's ACTUALLY organic. Any fertilizer could be registered as organic and there are certain criteria and requirements that you need to follow to register a fertilizer to be organic and it is different for every state. There are also some non-profit organizations such as OMRI that would also certify products to be used in organic gardening. However, for a product to be truly organic it means there shouldn't be any genetically modified organisms involved whatsoever, which is a little hard since some people believe we don't really have any thing that's actually 100% non-GMP and over the years everything has been modified to some extant. In this case, Blood Meal fertilizer is truly organic only if the source of the blood (cows, pigs, etc.) was raised and fed organically.


3. Can I make a spray solution using Blood Meal to spray my garden perimeter to keep deers away?

Blood Meal is not 100% water soluble so you can't really make a solution. Also, we recommend just spreading it around your garden to use it as deer repellent. The smell of Blood Meal is what keeps the deers away and trying to dissolve it in water will reduce that smell and won't work as proper.


4. What is Blood Meal derived from? What is Blood Meal composed of?

Greenway Biotech, Inc. Blood Meal is derived from blood from cows. Our Blood Meal Fertilizer contains minimum of 85% Protein, which is equivalent of over 13% Nitrogen (N), minimum of 1% Fat, Maximum of 5% Fiber, and Maximum of 7% Ash.


5. Can you use Blood Meal to make black pudding?

No, this is not food grade Blood Meal and you cannot use it to make black pudding. Also, it is recommended to us fresh blood to make black pudding and Blood Meal is dried blood and won't work.


6. Where does Greenway Biotech, Inc. Blood Meal fertilizer come from?

Our Blood Meal 13-0-0 fertilizer comes from a slaughtered house in Fresno area in California.


7. Does it take long to fix Nitrogen (N) deficiency using Blood Meal 13-0-0?

Blood Meal fertilizer is not a slow release fertilizer so it doesn't take months to break down. However, it is also not as quick acting as some other fertilizers such as Ammonium Sulfate, which is readily available for plants.


8. How many measured cups are in 1 pound of Blood Meal?

1 cup of Blood Meal weighs about 0.4 so 1 pound of Blood Meal will be about 2.5 cups.


9. Is Blood Meal fertilizer suitable for indoor plants?

Yes, you could absolutely apply Blood Meal fertilizer on indoor plants whenever there is a need Nitrogen (N) fertilizer.


10. Can I apply Blood Meal over my flowers beds?

Yes, definitely. Blood Meal is basically just Nitrogen (N) based fertilizer and the smell of Blood Meal works as a repellent and it will keep critters away.


11. Is Blood Meal good for growing herbs such as chives, parsley, cilantro, etc.?

Yes, you could use Blood Meal fertilizer wherever there is need for Nitrogen (N) fertilizer. Nitrogen (N) is the nutrient responsible for growth and greens in plants and since herbs are mostly green plants Blood Meal would be ideal. However, we also have a specially formulated fertilizer for Herbs and Peppers that you could also use especially if you are looking for a water soluble fertilizer or if you have a hydroponic system.

 12. How do I apply Blood Meal to my lawn?

To apply Blood Meal to your lawn, you would spread the product over your grass when it is dry. 

Determine how much product to apply with the following formula: 100/13= 7.69 lb. per 1000 sq. ft. Therefore, depending on the quality of your soil, we recommend 7-8 pounds per 1000 sq. ft.

In the formula, thirteen represents the percentage of nitrogen in the compound since Blood Meal contains 13% nitrogen.