Monday, June 29, 2020

Using Natural Blood Meal on Tomato Plants

using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

I've never really been interested in using plant food in the garden. I always thought of it as the easy way out.


That also could explain why my gardens haven't done their best in the past!


Sometimes you need a little help & I got it unexpectedly this year. One day, our neighbor brought over a bag of plant food. He used it in his garden in the past & suggested we use it in ours.


Natural Blood Meal is an organic fertilizer made from dried animal blood. It is rich in nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth. When added to soil, natural blood meal slowly releases nitrogen, providing a sustained source of plant nutrition. It also helps improve soil structure, water retention, and overall plant health. 


Up until this point, our tomatoes were struggling. We had started them from seeds super late & they were still small when we put them in the garden.


Once the tomatoes were in the garden, we had quite a few that were starting to struggle. Instead of growing, they began to look like they would die. We even replaced a few plants that did end up dying.


So when our neighbor brought over the plant food, I was ready to try anything.


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


I placed a small spoonful of the Natural Blood Meal around each tomato plant. Since it was hot outside that day, I waited until the evening to water everything.


Then I started seeing results. I wish I had before & after pictures because the results were excellent! It's been about 3 or 4 weeks since I applied the plant food & the tomatoes have grown so fast!


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


I've never had tomato plants this big, let alone this early in the growing season! I think it's a combination of planting in actual soil & adding Natural Blood Meal to the plants. Whatever it is, the tomatoes are doing great!


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


I love it when the garden does well & this year is off to a fantastic start! I hope it continues in the right direction!


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


using natural blood meal on tomato plants | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com


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