Pescadero Gold: Pellets vs. Milled
Pescadero Gold Mustard Seed Meal Fertilizer is available in two different forms: Pelleted and Milled. Each of the two forms are from the exact same formulation, but have different uses and benefits.
Pescadero Gold Mustard Seed Meal Pellets are best used in applications where a slow release of fertilizer is desired. The pellets are less distributed throughout the soil and therefore break down at a slower rate. This is ideal for situations where long-lasting, slow release fertilizer is desirable. Application can be done by hand, or by pellet spreader/injector. The pellets are strong and hold together well, minimizing breakage in mechanical spreaders. In most cases, this is the most desirable form for top- or side-dressing, potted horticulture and backyard gardeners. As a safe measure, please consult with a Farm Fuel crop consultant when making application rate decisions.
Milled Pescadero Gold Mustard Seed Meal Fertilizer is simply a result of grinding and crushing the pellets into a powder-like consistency. When applied to the soil, Milled Pescadero Gold is better distributed throughout the soil profile. This allows for a more uniform availability and quicker release of nutrients. It is also more rapidly consumed by microorganisms, quickly creating a healthy living soil. It is best applied by hand or by a drop spreader (mulch/compost spreader). Careful consideration should be taken while using mechanized spreaders as the material has a high oil content that may cause clumping or clogging of machinery. It is best spread during days with mild temperatures and low humidity to avoid clumping. Milled Pescadero Gold is recommended for most pre-plant applications on the farm, garden, or container growing. As always, be sure to allow for a minimum three-week plant back with all pre-plant applications. As a safe measure, please consult with a Farm Fuel crop consultant when making application rate decisions.