In Texas, February and March are the months to put out Natural Corn Gluten Meal. A powdery byproduct of the corn milling process, corn gluten meal has been used as a natural protein for lawns and gardens for years. Additionally acting as a weed suppressor this non-toxic alternative to traditional, chemical-based weed and feed products clears out your gardens, lawns, paths, and driveways with no chemical repercussions.
As a plant food, corn gluten has a N-P-K ratio of 9-1-0, or 10% nitrogen by weight. As a weed suppressant, corn gluten acts as a natural “pre-emergent” – it inhibits seed germination by drying out a seed as soon as it cracks open to sprout. These qualities make corn gluten an ideal ‘weed n feed’ product.
How It Works
Corn gluten meal works by inhibiting root formation in weeds at the time of germination. Weeds germinate and form a shoot, but no root, preventing growth. Lastly allow a short drying period after germination, as too much water may allow the plants to recover and form roots.