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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:26 PM
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Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

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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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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

I have neaver heard of green sand. What is it?
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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

http://www.welcomeharvestfarm.com/products.html

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sorry never heard of colloidal phosphate
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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

Welcome harvest has granular rock phosphate if that will help.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

Probably won't need it unless you have unusual soil.
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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

There is a list of Canadian suppliers here:
http://www.acornorganic.org/cgi-bin/...itemdisplay?32
Some of them may have distribution centers or resellers on the west coast.

Colloidal rock phosphate is also called "soft rock phosphate". Calphos is the name of the product that I use.

Blood meal should be available at your local garden center.

To my knowledge, the only Canadian distributor of greensand is Fertrell: http://www.fertrell.com/soil_amendments.html .

Hope this helps.

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Old January 10th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

As previously mentioned, Welcome Harvest Farms sells greensand in retail (1 or 2Kg) packages.
http://www.welcomeharvestfarm.com/pr...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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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

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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Re: Greensand, Colloidal Phosphate, Blood Meal - Where to get

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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