A byproduct of the West Coast crab harvest, Down To Earth’s Crab Meal 4-3-0 is a wonderful source of plant nutrients for vegetable gardens, flower beds and field crops. The coarse texture of DTE Crab Meal is ideal for improving aeration, drainage and overall soil tilth.
4 cups ≈ 1 lb; ½ cup ≈ 2 oz; 1 tbsp ≈ 0.25 oz
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
To prepare new gardens, apply 5 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz, depending on plant size and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.
Apply 500-1,000 lbs per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nutrients per acre.
For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.
Trees & Shrubs:
Spread 1-2 lbs per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.