Coast of Maine 'Lobster Meal' Organic Plant Food

Product Description
Lobster Meal ( 6-2-0) with 8% Calcium
Uses: Fertilizer for outdoor container gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, flower beds, lawns

Coast of Maine Organic Lobster Meal is a unique single-ingredient fertilizer, high in both natural nitrogen and calcium to help promote strong stem growth, healthy green foliage and a vigorous root system. It is made of ground, dehydrated lobster, with some crab shell mixed in. It can be mixed into the soil of new beds, placed in planting holes or used to top dress existing garden beds, container gardens, houseplants and lawns. It can also be used as a compost bio-activator.

It is OMRI listed for use in organic gardens.

4 lb. bag - $16.98
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Lobster, or Homarus americanus, as well as other shellfish species like crab (often taken with lobster as a by-catch), has been harvested off the coast of Maine for centuries. When the shells and bodies are dehydrated and ground into a meal for use as a fertilizer, it provides an all-natural source of organic nitrogen and calcium for plants, especially during their vegetative growth phase.

For great results, apply in the spring after the weather warms and water-in after each application. One pound equals 3 cups.

New garden beds – Spread 5 pounds per 100 square feet. Mix into the top 2-3” of soil.

Established beds – Side dress 10 pounds per 100 square feet twice during the growing season.

Rows of vegetable plants – Use 5 pounds per 50 foot row twice during the growing season.

Planting holes – For 1 gallon pot size or less, add 1 teaspoon per planting hole. For holes sized larger than 1 gallon, add 1 tablespoon per planting hole. Mix into the soil and water-in after planting.

Lawns – Use 10 pounds per 1000 square feet in the spring.

Trees and shrubs – Use 1 pound per inch of trunk diameter around the drip line of the tree once yearly. Rake into the soil.

Houseplants – Top-dress 2 tablespoons per gallon of soil twice during the growing season.

Compost bio-activator – Apply 10 pounds per cubic yard (3’x3’x3’) of compost.