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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: ALDI - Blood Fish And Bone Reply with quote

Seen this for sale in ALDI the other day, is it of any use.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep. its great value. its used to boot nutrient levels in the soil. just scatter it over the plot and rake in well about 4 weeks before planting onion sets and such.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will get some and try it out so. Ta
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i always worry about using stuff like this around the dogs...plus the friendly little hedgehog who's always in our garden. is it safe to use around animals does anyone know?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My father told me today that he cant use this in his garden as the local cats and foxes think there are animals buried in the soil and dig everything up trying to find them. Anyone else experienced that?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it whenever I plant new perennials, shrubs or trees as it gives both short term and long term results. I've never had any bother with animals digging it up (so far!) despite there being for too many cats and dogs around here.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sneachta wrote:
My father told me today that he cant use this in his garden as the local cats and foxes think there are animals buried in the soil and dig everything up trying to find them. Anyone else experienced that?


Used it for the first time ever, checked the beds today and loads of cat prints and small holes dug in them.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: ALDI - Blood Fish And Bone Reply with quote

davidk wrote:
Seen this for sale in ALDI the other day, is it of any use.


Fish, blood and bone is a good general purpose organic fertiliser. I'm not sure what the Aldi/Gardenline brand is like, you'd have to see the NPK ratios.

Generally speaking, FBB tends to be relatively high in Potassium. Therefore it's more appropriate to use for flowering plants and fruiting crops. Rather than, say, brassicas.

For fertilisers, it's horses for courses.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought this was banned at some stage, No? The blood and bones bit, Maybe i"m thinking about foot and mouth times, don"t know, sounds good for tomatoes.
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