Dried blood is an excellent source of quickly available organic nitrogen. It contains 12-13 percent total N and, because of its soluble nature, is broken down rapidly by soil organisms into an available nutrient. Blood Meal is ideal for heavy feeders such as lettuce or corn and can also help hasten the composting of highly carbonaceous material such as leaves or straw.
Applications vary between 7 and 20#/1000 ft2 depending on nitrogen need. It is best utilized when lightly incorporated into the surface of the soil.