Dried Blood
Typical Nutrient Content
Nitrogen: 12
Phosphorus: 1
Potassium: 1

Dried Blood or Blood Meal can be incorporated to balance the carbon content when digging in a high carbon brown mulch - othewise nitrogen is robbed from the soil.
Use on nitrogen hungry greens:- broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, spinach, brussel sprouts; also lettuce, and on sweet corn

Plant roots absorb ammonia to take up nitrogen for building plant protein. Therefore blood meal is useful for plants that add lots of green leafy growth.

Application And Rate - no more than 4oz per square yard during growth. Apply during the growing season. Lasts up to 4 months.


Don't apply to seedlings.
Don't apply to peas, beans and other legumes. They have root nodules with bacteria that fix atmospheric nitrogen.[1]


  1. "Fertiliser Fact Sheet" - "pigletwillie"