BOS LIME / FISH GUTS FERTILIZER

BOS LIME



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BOS LIME is made from Ocean Shell, (Bluff Oyster Shell / Kina Shell). Trace elements and micro minerals such as Potassium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Colbalt, Zinc Oxide are all vital, but most important is having the correct soil pH.


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What is soil pH?

Soil pH is the measure of soil acidity or alkaline, measured from 0.0 - 14.0. The reading of 0.0 is the most acidic (sour), 14.0 is the most alkaline (sweet). The value, 7.0 is neutral, neither acid or alkaline.


Why is pH important?

It is important the soil pH is correct as it effects several factors of plant growth : nutrient availability and leaching, soil bacteria and structure, toxic elements.

Bacterial activity that releases nitrogen from organic matter and various fertilizers is particularly affected by soil pH, as bacteria performs best in the pH range of 5.5 - 7.0. Plant nutrients leach from soils with a pH below 5.0 considerably more rapidly than from soils with values between 5.0 - 7.5. Plant nutrients are generally most available to plants in the pH range 5.5 to 6.5.

Aluminum may become toxic to plant growth in certain soils with a pH below 5.0. The structure of soil especially clay is affected by the pH. In the optimum pH range (5.5 - 7.0) clay soils are granular and are easily worked, if the soil pH has a high acidic or alkaline count, clay tends to become sticky and hard to cultivate.




Applying BOS LIME


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Top Dressing Pasture

Use up to 1 ton per acre, every one to two years as required.
We offer top dressing and soil testing as a service for life style block farmers.


For more details please contact Graham m 027 221 9215


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Vegetable Garden

For optimum results map out your garden into various patches based on plant pH requirements, please refer to the chart as a guide.

How much to use comes down to your soil condition and what you plant, location, climate and time of year must all be considered.


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Applying Lime

A good investment is a pH soil tester, these are inexpensive, available at garden centres, else look on line.

Lime is best applied in late Autumn but can be applied any time of the year to gardens or lawns, remember lime can take two to three months to become effective. Try to apply prior to planting and do not apply lime and fertilize at the same time, as it can release nitrogen from the soil. If adding lime to cultivated soil as in gardens, dust or sprinkle BOS LIME over the surface then work into the soil.


Amount to use in the garden / lawn


The amount commonly recommended : 2.5 kilos per 9 square meters (3 x 3 meter area).

Depending on the condition of your soil pH, allow 2 weeks and up to 6 months, then plant. Top up as required, use the old rule "a little often" and monitor with your pH soil tester. Do not use too much, it is better to build up your soil and test regularly.

When applying lime to lawns, apply to the surface and water in thoroughly. If the soil is extremely acidic, apply several times over a period of time, using no more than 2.5 kilos per 9 square meters. In winter for healthy greener lawns apply an amount of BOS LIME equal to the total amount of lawn food applied during the year.


Results of using BOS Lime


Garden lime corrects acid soils, especially in high rainfall areas. Lime contains magnesium and calcium which assists in plant growth, assures strong growth and good fruit and leaf quality. Garden lime helps nutrients become more accessible to the plants and helps aerate heavy soil. It can be added to composting piles to help break down organic matter.

Lime deficiency produces yellowing on edges and between veins of older leaves as well as curled leaves on plants.





BOS LIME Trace elements and minerals



Trace Elements and Micro Minerals


Phosphate & Sulphur  : Good levels
90 - 95% Calcium Carbonate  : Excellent Calcium levels
Magnesium  : Comparably higher levels than other Lime products.

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Aluminium Oxide 1.2447 0.5559
Barium Oxide 0.0046 0.0045
Calcium Oxide 49.5242 45.5609
Chromium Oxide 0.0028 0.0025
Colbalt 0.0003 0.0003
Fluorine 0.0710 0.0650
Iron Oxide 0.3220 0.1585
Manganese Oxide 0.0107 0.0070
Magnesium Oxide 05815 3.1459
Potassium Oxide 0.1691 0.2751
Silicon Oxide 6.0201 1.8236
Sodium Oxide 0.6855 1.6624
Strontium Oxide 0.1043 0.1905
Sulphur Oxide 0.3931 0.6739
Titanium Oxide 0.0167 0.0449
Vanadium Oxide 0.0046 0.0036
Zinc Oxide 0.0026 0.0017
LAY. 41.6000  
L.O.I   46.4500


Analysed by Southern Chemicals Consultants Ltd.




BOS Fish Guts Fertilizer



How is Fish Guts made

When composed the micro bacteria in Fish Guts help release trace elements locked up in the soil. BOS Fish Guts organic fertiliser is produced by composting down over a twelve month period with untreated sawdust, resulting in a concentrated solid base bio mass high nutrient fish fertilizer.

BOS fish guts is a solid fertiliser, it is not liquid.
Supply subject to seasonal availability.


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What are the advantages of Fish Fertilizer?


Several advantages fish guts fertilizer has over chemical fertilizers. BOS Fish Guts is totally organic, contains trace nutrients not typically found in chemical formulas. Organic fertilizers carry the benefits of improved soil structure and increase microbial life that contribute to healthier plants. These types of fertilizers don't burn plants as readily, t
hey are slow release, and do not leech from the soil quickly, the advantage being you don't apply as much or as often.


BOS Fish Guts elements and minerals



Fish Guts Trace Elements and Micro Minerals


Based on the report of analysis for the compost sample, the following nutrient values are contained in 1 ton of fresh material (column 3)

 

Fresh weight Resultsl kg Nutrient per Ton Fresh weight  







Total Nitrogen % w/w 1.08 10.8
Total Carbon % w/w 28.5 285
Phosphorus % w/w 0.31 3.1
Potassium % w/w 0.12 1.2
Sulphur % w/w 0.19 1.9
Calcium % w/w 1.45 14.5
Magnesium % w/w 0.66 6.6
Sodium % w/w 0.06 0.6
Iron mg/kg 2950 2.95
Manganese mg/kg 86 0.086
Copper mg/kg 56 0.056
Zinc mg/kg 400 0.4
Boron mg/kg 4 0.4
     
 


Analysed by Peter Lorentz
ARL - Technical Director/ Ravensdown / m +64 21 900 354 / p +64 6 835 9224 / f +64 6 835 9223 / Peter.Lorentz@arllab.co.nz / www.ravensdown.co.nz




Suppliers of BOS LIME


Diacks Invercargill
Ph (03) 216 8265
849 North Rd Invercargill
628 Tweed St

 


Rakiura Motors Bluff
Ph (03) 212 7209
174 Gore St Bluff

 


on Line (internet)
email : graham@boslime.co.nz

M  0273 159 696
After hours Ph (03) 212 7704


Bos Lime / Fish Guts , Sold as : 10Kg - 25Kg bags or Commercially by the ton
For all commercial orders please call office 0273 159 696



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6.5 - 7.5    Artichoke
6.0 - 8.0    Asparagus
6.0 - 7.5    Beans
6.0 - 7.5    Beet Root
6.0 - 7.5    Broccoli
6.0 - 7.5    Brussel Sprout

6.0 - 7.5    Cabbage
5.5 - 7.0    Carrot
5.5 - 7.5    Cauliflower
6.0 - 7.0    Celery
5.0 - 6.5    Chicory
5.5 - 7.0    Corn
6.0 - 7.5    Cress
5.5 - 7.5    Cucumber

6.0 - 7.0    Horseradish
6.0 - 7.5    Kale
6.0 - 7.5    Kohlrabi
6.0 - 8.0    Leek
5.5 - 7.0    Lentil
6.0 - 7.0    Lettuce

6.5 - 7.5    Mushroom
6.0 - 7.5    Mustard
6.0 - 7.0    Onion
5.5 - 7.5    Parsnip
6.0 - 7.5    Pea
5.0 - 6.5    Peanut

5.5 - 7.0    Pepper
4.5 - 6.0    Potato
5.5 - 6.0    Potato - Sweet
5.5 - 7.5    Pumpkin
6.0 - 7.0    Radish
5.5 - 7.0    Rhubarb
5.5 - 7.0    Shallot
6.0 - 7.5    Spinach
5.8 - 6.3    Strawberries
5.5 - 7.5    Tomato
5.5 - 7.0    Turnip
5.0 - 8.0    Water Cress
5.5 - 6.5    Watermelon

Use this chart only as a guide, as conditions vary
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6.0 - 7.5    Ageratum
6.0 - 7.5    Alyssum
5.5 - 7.5    Aster
4.5 - 6.0    Azalea
5.5 - 7.0    Calendula
6.0 - 7.5    Candytuft
6.0 - 7.5    Carnation
6.0 - 7.0    Celosia
6.0 - 7.0    Chrysanthemum
6.0 - 7.0    Columbine
5.0 - 6.0    Coreopsis
5.0 - 8.0    Cosmos
6.0 - 8.0    Crocus

6.0 - 6.5    Daffodil
6.0 - 7.5    Dahlia
6.0 - 8.0    Day Lily
6.0 - 7.5    Delphinium
6.0 - 7.5    Dianthus

6.0 - 7.0    Forget-Me-Not
6.0 - 8.0    Forsythia
6.0 - 7.5    Foxglove
6.0 - 7.0    Gladiola
6.0 - 7.5    Gypsophilia
5.0 - 6.5    Holly
6.5 - 7.5    Hyacinth
5.0 - 6.0    Iris
6.5 - 7.5    Lavender
6.0 - 7.5    Lilac

5.5 - 7.0    Marigold
6.0 - 7.5    Morning Glory
5.5 - 7.5    Nasturtium
5.5 - 7.0    Pansy
6.0 - 7.5    Petunia
6.0 - 7.5    Pinks
6.0 - 7.5    Poppy
5.5 - 7.5    Portulaca
5.5 - 6.5    Primrose
5.5 - 7.0    Roses
6.0 - 7.5    Salvia
5.5 - 7.0    Snapdragon
5.0 - 7.0    Sunflower
6.0 - 7.5    Sweet Pea
6.0 - 7.5    Sweet William
6.0 - 7.0    Tulip
5.5 - 6.5    Viola
5.5 - 7.5    Zinnia

Use this chart only as a guide, as conditions vary
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5.5 - 6.5    Basil
6.0 - 7.0    Chives
5.0 - 6.0    Fennel
5.5 - 7.5    Garlic
6.0 - 8.0    Ginger

6.0 - 8.0    Majoram
7.0 - 8.0    Mint
5.0 - 7.0    Parsley
6.0 - 7.5    Peppermint
5.0 - 6.0    Rosemary

5.5 - 6.5    Sage
5.5 - 7.5    Spearmint
5.5 - 7.0    Thyme




ph Soil chart Fruit Plants





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5.5 - 6.5    Apple
4.5 - 5.5    Blueberry Highbush
6.5 - 8.0    Cherry   Sweet
6.5 - 7.5    Pear   Common
6.5 - 8.5    Plum   American

5.5 - 7.0    Raspberry   Black
6.0 - 7.5    Raspberry  Red

5.8 - 6.3    Strawberries


Use this chart only as a guide, as conditions vary
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