Nature Meal for Acid Loving Plants is an acid-rich fertilizer specially formulated for use on plants and shrubs that like a soil with high acidity. Contains a base of cottonseed meal and a special blend of minerals and nutrients.
Keep high acid loving plants healthy and growing with this special blend
The pH level is a measure of the activity of the hydrogen ion. This impacts the ability of nutrients to dissolve and be absorbed by plants. When plants don’t get the proper amount of nutrients needed, they can’t reach their full growing potential.
Using Nature Meal for Acid Loving Plants can help bring your soil pH level back into balance. This organic fertilizer uses a special 8-2-2 mixture and a cottonseed meal base to help raise acidity to the proper level for maximum growth.
Nature Meal for Acid Loving Plants helps prepare soils for growing crops such blue berries, azaleas and hydrangeas.
More information about Acidic soil
Acid loving plants may need higher amounts of minerals than other types, but all plants require a minimum level of soil acidity for survival. Without the ability to absorb minerals no plant can survive. That’s why 100% natural fertilizers such as Nature Meal for Acid Loving Plants are so beneficial to plant health.
Measuring your soil pH is an easy process. Using a home pH testing kit can give you a preliminary reading with fairly accurate results. These tests can often times be acquired either free or at reduced cost through your county extension office. For a more detailed breakdown, soil can be sent to a professional testing laboratory. This is more expensive and time consuming, but the results are far more detailed and have a greater amount of accuracy than the home tests.
Testing is also important because even if soils within a similar region share similar environmental factors, they still can have very different pH levels. Natural fertilizers like Nature Meal for Acid Loving Plants can help lower pH and bring soils to an appropriate level.
The unique way hydrangeas show pH differences
Testing is not the only way some growers check up on their soil pH. Some people can tell at a glance, using only the “girls” and “boys” method to help tell them when they need to use more fertilizer.
Hydrangea flowers come in a variety of different shades and colors. Few people know that these differences are more than just cosmetic, and occur because of the elements available to the plant as it grows.
Higher alkaline soils will change the color of some flowers by altering the amount of minerals the plants absorb. When pink hydrangeas are grown in a high acidic soils they are able to absorb more dissolved aluminum compounds which alters the flower color to blue. That’s how the same flower seeds under similar growth conditions can change from “girls” to “boys” with just a little bit of difference in the soil.
Light Application: 1 lb per 100 square feet, 1/4 cup per plant
Normal Application: 1.5 lbs per 100 square feet, 1/3 cup per plant
Heavy Application: 2 lbs per 100 square feet, 1/2 cup per plant
Derived from: Cottonseed meal, feather meal, meat & bone meal, kelp meal, and alfalfa meal