Cottonseed Meal As Fertilizer

Cottonseed meal as fertilizer

Q: I read from your site that cottonseed meal makes a very good fertilizer. I ordered a bag online and paid $74 for 50 lbs. Then I found a place in Newnan that has it $19 for 50 lbs. Can I use this as fertilizer too? 

A: Any cottonseed meal can be used for fertilizer. When it’s sold as plant food, it has to be tested for its content of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The testing is expensive. But when it’s sold as animal feed, the fat, fiber, protein testing is much less expensive. This explains the difference in cost. Apply 10 lb. per 100 sq. ft. of the garden, making sure to incorporate it into the soil for best results.

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