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Distillers Grains 5-1-0


A novel nitrogen source, brewed up by the distilling industry

A byproduct of the distilling industry, distillers grains are not widely used as fertilizer. But these grains, mostly corn, still have strong nutritional value left for soil microbes, helping promote long-term soil health and fertility. The moderate price, combined with good nitrogen level and touch of phosphorus make distillers grains a great fertilizer value.

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Features and Benefits

  • Nitrogen and phosphorus for green, growing plants and strong yield
  • 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

Appropriate for most plants with high nitrogen needs, including lawns, trees and shrubs. Also commonly used as fertilizer in vegetable, fruit, herb, flower and rose gardens.

Application Rates
For new container plants, mix in 2 Tablespoons of distillers grains per gallon of soil at the time of planting.

For new in-ground plantings, mix ½ cup distillers grains per 5 gallons of soil. For established container plants and in-ground plants, apply ½ cup per foot of plant height every 30 days throughout the growing season. Work gently into the top one inch of soil to ensure contact with soil microbes.

For row plantings, broadcast ½ cup distillers grains per 10 square feet of planting area. Feed monthly during the growing season with 2 to 3 cups per 10 square feet, working lightly into the surface soil.

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% distillers grains

Total Nitrogen (N)……………………………………… 5%
Available Phosphate (P2O5)………………………. 1%
Soluble Potash (K2O)………………………………… 0.6%


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