Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

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  1. Love Produce

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    Hi,
    I am looking where to buy Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get locally, I live in Delta, anyone has any suggestions. Thx
     
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    I have neaver heard of green sand. What is it?
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Welcome harvest has granular rock phosphate if that will help.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Probably won't need it unless you have unusual soil.
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    As previously mentioned, Welcome Harvest Farms sells greensand in retail (1 or 2Kg) packages.
    http://www.welcomeharvestfarm.com/product_l.html#greensand
    They are based on Texada Island, a little ways up the coast from Delta BC, I am sure if you contact them they can tell you which stores stock their product near you.
     
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    I didn't mean to contradict you. I should have said that, to my knowledge, Fertrell is the only company importing greensand into Canada. They bring it in by the container load, put it in 50 lb bags, and wholesale it under the Fertrell name to local feed and fert retailers. Looking at price charged by Welcome Harvest, it is likely that WH is buying it in bulk from Fertrell and repackaging it in smaller bags under their own name.

    Welcome Harvest: 5 lbs for $13
    Fertrell (from Bio-Ag): 50 lbs for ~$20 (this was a couple of year ago, though)
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Don't pile a bunch of nutrient sources onto your soil without specific information such as a soil test indicating a need for them. Over-application of phosphorus in particular can be quite a problem as it leaches very slowly. Reducing an excess is liable to require excavation and replacement of the affected beds.

    In this region only high precipitation areas of the outer coast are apt to show a phosphorus deficiency. Only nitrogen is expected to be low on a routine basis here.
     

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