Bone Meal 3-15-0 FAQ

1. How often should I apply Bone Meal to my roses?

Roses need more phosphorous compared to other plants and Bone Meal is a natural source of phosphorous.

Greenway Biotech, Inc. Bone Meal contains 15% phosphorous and because Bone Meal is slow to work through the soil we recommend adding it to your soil at planting time or at the beginning of a new season.

The best way to determine if you need more Bone Meal is through soil test but if that's not available or cost effective then I recommend monitoring the leaves of your rose plants for phosphorous deficiency signs and add more Bone Meal if you see any phosphorous deficiency signs. 


2. How many cups in 1 pound of Bone Meal?

One cup of Greenway Biotech, Inc. Bone Meal weighs about 0.6 pounds. So 1 Pound of our Bone Meal fertilizer would be slightly less than 2 cups.


3. What is the source of Greenway Biotech, Bone Meal 3-15-0? 

It is a beef bone meal and it's from cows.


4. Can I use Bone Meal to repel squirrels?

Yes, Bone Meal could keep squirrels out of your garden if sprinkled on top of the soil. Squirrels don't like the smell of Bone Meal so they usually stay away from it. However, you need to reapply periodically especially after rains.

This is a very good way to keep squirrels out of our garden since Bone Meal is a great fertilizer for your plants and it also keeps squirrels out of your garden so it's a double win.


5. Is Greenway Biotech Bone Meal 3-15-0 100% organic?

Yes, this product is repackaged from a registered organic Bone Meal.

However, due to extra costs of registering organic fertilizers, we have registered smaller sizes (any size except 50 pounds) of this product as none organic and only the 50-pound bag is officially registered as organic.


6. Is Bone Meal fertilizer good for tomatoes?

Yes, Greenway Biotech, Inc. Bone Meal is very good for tomato plants.

Tomatoes in general love Calcium (Ca) and need more Calcium (Ca) compared to most other plants.

Our Bone Meal contains 24% Calcium (Ca), which is one of the highest organic Calcium (Ca) percentages available in the market.


7. Can Bone Meal be used in aquaponic systems?

Bone Meal is not 100% water soluble so if your pipes are small then I wouldn't recommend it since it might clog your system. However, some of our customers use this on their grow beds or in the top of towers and have seen great results.


8. Is this Bone Meal steamed or unsteamed?

Greenway Biotech Bone Meal 3-15-0 is derived from cooked Bone Meal.


9. How much Bone Meal 3-15-0 do I add to a 5-gallon pot?

It really depends on what you are growing and the quality of your soil. But in general, I would recommend adding half a cup to a 5-gallon pot.


10. What is the best way to store Bone Meal?

I recommend storing it in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight. Also, it would be better if you keep it in a closed bag or container.


11. Is your bone meal from organically raised cows?

Yes, for a fertilizer to be registered as organic the source of fertilizer, in this case, Bone Meal should also be raised organically.

Our Bone Meal 3-15-0 is repackaged from certified organic Bone Meal; therefore, it is from cows that were organically fed and raised.


12. Can I apply Bone Meal as a foliar application? If so, how much per gallon?

No, since Bone Meal is not water soluble cannot be applied as a foliar application.


13. Does Bone Meal increase the soil pH levels?

Adding calcium to your soil could increase the pH level in the soil. Our Bone Meal contains 24% calcium, therefore, using it in large amounts will increase the pH levels.

However, if you are interested in using Bone Meal but do not want to make your soil alkaline we recommend using Fish Bone Meal.

Our Fish Bone Meal does not contain any Calcium, therefore, it will not increase the pH levels.

Also, if you are looking to add Calcium to your soil but do not want to make your soil more alkaline then we recommend using either Calcium Nitrate or Gypsum.