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28/01/2013 at 19:49
Organic every time no matter what the academics say.
28/01/2013 at 19:49
What an excellent thread. I have used pelleted chicken manure for the last few years to give the soil a boost before planting. I was going to use Growmore when planting various fruit bushes out this spring but have changed my mind, I'll give fish bone and blood a go instead. We're very lucky to have such knowledgable people here, thanks for everyone's input.
28/01/2013 at 20:02
Alot to take in there, I see bone meal poisonous to dogs. Is there anything safe for a typical 'scoff it and see' lab . I'd hate to use anything she could get near. She is supervised not just put out to roam but we work from she so does have the freedom to mooch. I have used bfb before when planting and don't tend to leave anything on the surface when feeding .
12/03/2015 at 20:07

I know this thread is an old one, but I wanted to ask does anyone know if the blood fish and bone is harmful to the earthworms and centipedes, in turn birds?

I had some BFB given to me, its quite old I think but I sprinkled it on two veg beds today in anticipation of heavy rains tomorrow,  it didn't occur to me till after that it may not be a good thing for the earthworms, birds etc.


Hope someone can advise.

12/03/2015 at 22:11

It will be absolutely fine when used as directed on the packet.  Chucking a whole packet directly onto a worm, centipede or at a bird would be the only way I could see it harming them!

12/03/2015 at 22:20

Thanks Bob 

13/03/2015 at 10:12

The worms absolutely love it. They will eat anything that has lived. 

16/03/2015 at 18:45

Only too happy to help the gardeners friends  thanks Edd

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