For Growing High Nutrient Plants
Choosing what soil/medium to use for growing your high nutrient plants is arguably the most important decision you’ll make. Choose the wrong blend and you could be signing yourself up for weeks of measuring, flushing, and writing into chat forums for help! Choose the right one, and you’re experience instead could be filled with sharing photos of your harvests that seem never ending.
If you’d like an easy experience, choose Stonington Blend Grower’s Mix. We’ve done all the hard work for you! We’ve taken into account all of the necessary factors for your plants to perform at their absolute best:
- What is the best pH level?
- What are the water retention requirements?
- What is the best nutrient makeup?
- What is the best timing for the nutrients to release?
- What will ensure we provide the cleanest taste?
- What is the plant’s preferred soil texture?
- What is the plant’s preferred soil drainage/moisture level?
Coast of Maine’s Stonington Blend is a pre-mixed “super soil” that contains EVERYTHING your high nutrient plants need for a full grow cycle. YOU ONLY NEED TO ADD WATER!
Stonington Blend Grower’s Mix – An organic, living, super soil! Just add water!
STONINGTON BLEND Premium Grower’s Mix – OMRI Listed for Organic Use, Stonington Blend Platinum Growers Mix is a complex “super soil” designed for high performance growing in containers and large pots. Developed for professional growers, this blend is a rich mixture of horticultural grade sphagnum peat, coco fiber (coir) lobster compost, composted dark bark, dehydrated hen manure, perlite, worm castings and a mixture of meals (kelp, alfalfa, fish bone), mycorrhizae and dolomithic limestone to adjust pH. Stonington Blend™ is carefully formulated from natural ingredients to provide an ideal balance between water retention, soil texture, drainage and aeration in a consistent growing medium. We have been composting marine residuals along the coast of Maine for over twenty years and this is the best compost blend we have ever produced. Successful plants begin with the best organic soil that gardeners can buy!
Longfin inshore squid (Loligo pealet) are caught off the New England Coast and landed at Point Judith and Galilee, Rhode Island. The fresh, food grade residues, including ink sacs, are then transformed into a truly exceptional plant food by a unique enzymatic cold digestion process.
How to Use: For feeding all indoor house and tropical plants. Or, use as a supplemental nutrient source when growing hydroponically. Can also be used outdoors on annuals, roses, perennials, vegetables, fruit, shrubs and trees.
Every 3 or 4 weeks water-in, or spray directly on leaves and flowers, thoroughly covering all leaf surfaces. Do not spray on plants with fuzzy leaves like African violets.
Outdoors, apply four times preferably in the early morning or late afternoon, during the growing season: when plants first begin to leaf. when flower buds first appear, just as flowers emerge, and when vegetables and fruit begin to mature.
Storage & Use: Store in a cool, dry place and keep tightly sealed.
Mix with water just before use. Do not save any unused mixture.
Caution: This product is non-toxic, but do not take internally. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Wash hands and exposed skin with soap and water after handling. This product meets the guidelines for metals adopted by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials.
Why add Fish Bone Meal?
Pacific Whiting, or Merluccius productus, is a member of the hake family, one of the West Coast’s most important and well managed fisheries. Fish bone meal is a natural by-product of the processing of this catch and is made by dehydrating and grinding the bones into a meal. When used as a fertilizer, it is an excellent natural source of phosphorus, calcium, nitrogen, essential minerals and trace elements. Coast of Maine Fish Bone Meal is preservative-free and we use it instead of traditional steamed bone meal in all our fertilizer blends.
How to Use
For great results outdoors, apply in the spring after the weather warms. Because phosphorus moves slowly through the soil, it’s important to work it in well as it is needed by the roots. You can increase the effectiveness of Fish Bone Meal by mixing in other organic materials such as compost. Water it in after applying. One pound equals 4 cups.
- Bulbs – Add 1 tbs. per planting hole for medium-sized bulbs and mix with the soil.
- Vegetable gardens – Use 8 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. and mix into the top 3” of soil.
- Transplanting from containers – For 1 gallon pot size or less, add 1 tbs. per planting hole. For holes larger than 1 gallon, add 2 tbs. per planting hole. Mix into the soil and water-in after planting.
- Outdoor container gardens – Mix 1/2 cup into 1 cubic foot of potting soil.
- Trees and shrubs – Use 1 pound per 2 inches of trunk diameter around the drip line of the tree once yearly. Rake it into the soil.
This product is OMRI Listed for Organic Use. Our Organic Plant Food supplements, including Fish Bone Meal, are all single source fertilizers that comply with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) rules and are included in the NOP listing of all-natural, non-synthetic substances permitted in organic production. Caution: This product is non-toxic, but do not take internally, keep sealed, out of reach of children and pets and in a cool, dry place. Wash hands and exposed skin with soap and water after handling. This product meets the guidelines for metals adopted by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials. Information regarding the contents and levels of metals in this product is available at https://www.regulatory-info-cm.com/