Kelp Meal

Mile-Hi Kelp Meal is a 100% renewable organic product that stimulates root development, reduces transplant shock and alleviates temperature stress. It contains substances which will enhance plant development, color and vigor. Seaweed (kelp) contains antitoxins to fend off bacteria and viruses and repels insects in the garden. It can retain up to ten times its weight in water and so serves as an effective source of water during stressful cropping periods. Mile-Hi Kelp Meal contains over 60 naturally occurring major and minor nutrients and amino acids.
While Mile-Hi Rose Feed contains significant amounts of kelp, extensive testing revealed that soil needs more than can be put in Rose Feed.

The Nitty Gritty


Mile-Hi Kelp Meal should be applied to the soil in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. It should also be applied in the fall as it acts as a slow release compost during the non-growing season.

For roses, pull away mulch and spread around the bush out to the drip line. Scratch in lightly and water well. Replace mulch.

Kelp Uses Application Rates Directions
Established Rose Bushes Use ½ cup per bush 2x per growing season
New Rose Beds Use 3-4 lbs. per sq. ft. Apply early Spring and late Fall
Composting 6 oz/cubic ft. layer Add every 2-3 months
Fertilizing and Potting Mixes 2-3% of total volume Incorporate into mix
Bedding Plants 1oz. per tray Incorporate into mix

Buckets: Heavy duty, moisture proof, air tight, gasket sealed, reusable buckets:

  • 1 Gallon (6 lbs)
  • 2 Gallon (13 lbs.)
  • 3 ½ Gallons (25lbs)
Product Facts:

Active Ingredients include such trace minerals as boron, molybdenum, copper, iron, zinc, manganese, silicon and cobalt as well as chelating or complexing agents such as alginic acid and mannitol which help release previously unavailable nutrients from the soil for the plant to use.

  • The late Dr. Warren Kirkley used to say that you can tell the health of the soil in your rose bed by turning over a shovel of soil and counting the number of worms you’ve unearthed. Worms love Mile-Hi.

    Carol Macon Master Consulting Rosarian, Colorado Springs
  • Along with Alfalfa Meal, MHRF adds important nutrients to our alkaline soil for the cultivation of strong, healthy roses. I’d also add a half cup to all your Clematis too. They seem to love it too.

    A Colorado Rosarian
  • My roses are much more productive when they are fed with this fertilizer.

    A Colorado Rosarian
  • Is the perfect ratio of nutrients and minerals to help your roses thrive.

    A Colorado Rosarian
  • Rosarians on the front range of the Rockies are fortunate indeed to have a dry fertilizer formulated expressly for native soils. The bottom line for the Macon Garden fertilizing regimen is Mile-Hi Rose Feed, which we have been using for as long as it has been available, with excellent results.

    Carol Macon Master Consulting Rosarian, Colorado Springs
  • I've recorded first hand, the improved growing, flowering, and survivability of my and other's roses when using Mile-Hi Rose Feed. The ingredients are supported by research as being highly beneficial to shrub type plants. The formulator of MHRF was an avid, active grower of roses and researched his recipe continuously in order to choose the most efficacious ingredients.

    A Colorado Rosarian
  • The use of organic Mile-Hi Rose Feed gives me bigger and more colorful rose blooms on healthier plants. What else is there to say? It works well on anything I grow. It’s a great fertilizer that you only have to apply three times a year. It builds soil structure, and promotes strong plants from the roots up.

    Dave Ingram Denver Rose Society
  • Their alfalfa and kelp meals make great soil amendments. To help new plants get established, I use the kelp meal mixed in planting backfill for its superior water holding ability. Then it breaks down to improve the soil and the plant roots. The alfalfa meal brews a great alfalfa tea.

    Dave Ingram Denver Rose Society

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