Krill meal is a true superfood for your soil. Not only will it increase the overall fertility of your garden beds, you can also use it to protect your plants against pests and disease. The slow release properties make it ideal for fending off ringworm. Even more so, the high mineral content allows your plants to grow robustly. It also contains a polysaccharide called chitin. When it’s tilled in, chitin helps plants to fight off root rot, blight, and powdery mildew. Also, it provides the perfect habitat space for the soil microorganisms that produce enzymes to destroy root-damaging nematodes. Krill meal is a favorite with tomato growers due to its high calcium and nitrogen content. The nitrogen in chitin is slow release thus, your plants don’t get burned by it. Other fertilizers actually become more effective when used in combination with crustacean meal. Best of all, krill meal is good for the environment. Chitin also is safe to use near water systems. This is because the nutrient content won’t leach out of the soil and into the water runoff. When you apply it to beds several weeks before planting in your garden, krill meal works as a fantastic organic fertilizer. The slow release of nutrients ensures that your plants won’t become over fertilized. Instead, it will have what they need to become vibrant and robust.