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mark smyth

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Re: Bone meal
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2008, 06:23:16 PM »
Ashley bone meal is freely available up here including DIY stores
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Re: Bone meal
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2011, 09:29:55 PM »
Unfortunately there is no bone meal here too. =(
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Re: Bone meal
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2011, 09:54:06 PM »
Arda if you can get an organic or inorganic fertiliser with an NPK (N=Nitrogen, P=Phosphorus, K= Potassium)measure of around N1 to 3, P around 13-15 and P = zero then it will be roughly the same NPK as bone meal.
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Re: Bone meal
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2011, 10:00:22 PM »
Thank you David I'll do that.
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Re: Bone meal
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2011, 01:58:47 PM »
Arda if you can get an organic or inorganic fertiliser with an NPK (N=Nitrogen, P=Phosphorus, K= Potassium)measure of around N1 to 3, P around 13-15 and P = zero then it will be roughly the same NPK as bone meal.
About 65 years ago my  granny used bonemeal (along with dried blood). I've never used the stuff, preferring fertilizers of known & constant composition. Here are the NPK ratios for some which are widely available in the UK. The  ratios are  shown as a  % of N


Phostrogen (new)   100  :  71 : 192
Phostrogen (old)      100 : 100 : 270
Vitax Q4         100 : 141 : 188
Vitax Vitafeed              100 : 100 : 100
Chempak no 3      100 : 100 : 100
Chempak no 4      100 : 100 : 200
Chempak no 8      100 : 200 : 200      
Tomorite         100 : 112 : 200
Phostrogen Tomato   100 :  69 : 196
Phostrogen (acid)   100 :  66 : 100

Sorry - this table doesn't want to post neatly.
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