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Crab Meal

Crab meal naturally and safely improves soil health by providing existing soil microbes with food and energy as well as enhancing the beneficial microbial community in the soil so plants can thrive. Crab shell flakes is the perfect super food for your garden as a soil amendment. This natural fertilizer contains a high level of chitin, which feeds microorganism found in soil. As this microorganism seeks more sources of chitin, they also consume grubs and other soil insects. This is a natural way to control soil bugs. Additionally, crab shell flakes is useful for fighting root rot, powdery mildew, and blight. It provides a perfect habitat/space for microorganisms which produce enzymes that destroy root-damaging nematodes, resulting in more robust plants.

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Crab Meal

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Natural Fertilizer

Crustacean meal, also called crab or shrimp meal, is a form of organic fertilizer. It is made from crustaceans like crabs or lobsters. The shells of these creatures are rich in nutrients which when added to the soil, helps create an ideal growing environment for flowers and vegetables. The primary reason it is so valued for soil health is the high levels of chitin it contains.

Chitin is a nitrogen-containing compound found in the shells of crustaceans. It provides plenty of benefits for the soil when it’s crushed up and tilled in. Most forms of crab meal are kiln dried in and then ground into a fine dust. When added to the soil it slowly releases nitrogen into the soil. This helps plants to grow strong structures and produce deep green coloring. Besides its high nitrogen content, it also contains plenty of calcium and magnesium.

What is crab meal?

Crab meal is the crushed shells of crab, shrimp and lobster. Crab meal is a natural source of many of the major nutrients that fertilizers depend on for proper growth. It includes an unusually high concentration of nitrogen, phosphorous, and magnesium. Going a step beyond the norm for most synthetic soil amendments, it also includes lots of calcium.

Why should I use crab meal?

Crustacean meal is an excellent source of slow-release calcium, nitrogen, and other essentials minerals especially when applied to beds several weeks before planting. Scientifically proven to stimulate the soil microbiome, particularly microbes associated with the biological control of plant pathogens and parasitic nematodes, crustacean meal improves soil health for greater root and plant vitality.

When should I use crab meal?

Mix crab meal with your potting mixes or in your garden soil prior to planting. Adding crab meal to existing soil increases nutrient uptake and root development, increased resistance to stress and maximum crop yield across various growing locations and soil types.

How do I use crab meal?

1 cup ≈ 5 oz. 

Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 5 lbs. per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz., depending on plant size and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.

Row Crops/Acreage: Apply 500-1,000 lbs. per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nutrients per acre.

Containers: For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5 lbs. per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.

Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1-2 lbs. per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the back fill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.

Application

1 cup ≈ 5 oz.

Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 5 lbs. per100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz., depending on plant size and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.

Row Crops/Acreage: Apply500-1,000 lbs. per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nutrients per acre.

Containers: For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5 lbs. per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.

Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1-2 lbs. per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.

Crab Meal

Crab Meal

Crab meal naturally and safely improves soil health by providing existing soil microbes with food and energy as well as enhancing the beneficial microbial community in the soil so plants can thrive. Crab shell flakes is the perfect super food for your garden as a soil amendment. This natural fertilizer contains a high level of chitin, which feeds microorganism found in soil. As this microorganism seeks more sources of chitin, they also consume grubs and other soil insects. This is a natural way to control soil bugs. Additionally, crab shell flakes is useful for fighting root rot, powdery mildew, and blight. It provides a perfect habitat/space for microorganisms which produce enzymes that destroy root-damaging nematodes, resulting in more robust plants.

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$14.95

Natural Fertilizer

Crustacean meal, also called crab or shrimp meal, is a form of organic fertilizer. It is made from crustaceans like crabs or lobsters. The shells of these creatures are rich in nutrients which when added to the soil, helps create an ideal growing environment for flowers and vegetables. The primary reason it is so valued for soil health is the high levels of chitin it contains.

Chitin is a nitrogen-containing compound found in the shells of crustaceans. It provides plenty of benefits for the soil when it’s crushed up and tilled in. Most forms of crab meal are kiln dried in and then ground into a fine dust. When added to the soil it slowly releases nitrogen into the soil. This helps plants to grow strong structures and produce deep green coloring. Besides its high nitrogen content, it also contains plenty of calcium and magnesium.

Common Questions

What is crab meal?

Crab meal is the crushed shells of crab, shrimp and lobster. Crab meal is a natural source of many of the major nutrients that fertilizers depend on for proper growth. It includes an unusually high concentration of nitrogen, phosphorous, and magnesium. Going a step beyond the norm for most synthetic soil amendments, it also includes lots of calcium.

Why should I use crab meal?

Crustacean meal is an excellent source of slow-release calcium, nitrogen, and other essentials minerals especially when applied to beds several weeks before planting. Scientifically proven to stimulate the soil microbiome, particularly microbes associated with the biological control of plant pathogens and parasitic nematodes, crustacean meal improves soil health for greater root and plant vitality.

When should I use crab meal?

Mix crab meal with your potting mixes or in your garden soil prior to planting. Adding crab meal to existing soil increases nutrient uptake and root development, increased resistance to stress and maximum crop yield across various growing locations and soil types.

How do I use crab meal?

1 cup ≈ 5 oz. 

Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds: To prepare new gardens, apply 5 lbs. per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 2-4 oz., depending on plant size and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.

Row Crops/Acreage: Apply 500-1,000 lbs. per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nutrients per acre.

Containers: For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly OR add 5 lbs. per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.

Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1-2 lbs. per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-2 cups with the back fill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new tree and water in well.