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Cottonseed Meal 7-2-1


Slow-release nitrogen and nutrients for plants of all ages

The slow release of nutrients from cottonseed meal makes it perfect for new and established plants alike. Derived from ground cotton seeds, cottonseed meal is slightly acidic, making it a good choice for acid-loving flowers and berries.

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Features and Benefits

  • Slow-release nitrogen won’t burn young plants
  • Provides an excellent food source for beneficial soil microbes
  • Contains key trace minerals
  • All natural ingredients
  • No animal products
  • No manure, biosolids or sludge
  • Convenient meal product form for easy application

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Common Uses

Slow-release nitrogen makes cottonseed meal a good choice for both new and established plants of all types.

The slightly acidic pH of cottonseed meal makes it a good choice for acid-loving plants like berries and flowers such as azaleas, rhododendron and camellias.

Application Rates
For new plants, add 1 cup of cottonseed meal per 5 gallons of soil. After planting, sprinkle an additional ½ cup of cottonseed meal around the base of the plant, then apply mulch.

For established plants, top-dress monthly with 1 cup of cottonseed meal per foot of plant height or branch spread. Gently work into the mulch at the base of the plant to ensure availability to soil microbes. Since many acid-loving plants have surface roots, try not to disturb the soil.

For new berry plants, apply 1 lb of cottonseed meal per 50 feet of row space at planting and 30 days later. For established berry rows, broadcast 2 to 3 lbs per 50 feet of row space once in the spring, before growth starts, and once again in May.

This product should be used as a part of a comprehensive total nutrition system to optimize plant development, yield and quantity.

Application rate may be adjusted at your discretion based on your current soil test or other factors.

Safety & Storage
We recommend storing this fertilizer in a dry, sealed container.

Garden Maker™ Naturals fertilizers are packaged in kraft paper bags that are 100% recyclable, compostable and/or biodegradable.

Download the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product (pdf)

  • 100% cottonseed meal

Total Nitrogen (N)……………………………………… 7%
Available Phosphate (P2O5)………………………. 2.5%
Soluble Potash (K2O)………………………………… 1.5%


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