Alaska Fish Emulsion vs. Neptune's Harvest

rhubarb_stalker(Z5b Western MA)April 3, 2009

Both of these products are available in my area, but the Alaska product is a lot cheaper than NH.

Is NH worth the extra $$ or not?

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farmersteve(N. AL Zone 7)

I don't know if I can quantify 'worth the price,' but the only difference I see is that Alaska Fish Emulsion is 5-1-1 according to the label on the one in my garage and Neptune Fish Fertilizer is 2-4-1.

So, what do you need more of nitrogen or phosphorus? Neptune's product would probably make a better starter solution while Alaska's might be better as a fertilizer for more established plants.


    Bookmark   April 5, 2009 at 10:46PM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

NH is fish hydrolysate (high DRAWL uh sate) made by letting enzymes partially digest fish parts at room temp. AFE is an emulsion made by heating the fish parts until they boil down into jelly and thus cooking any proteins, vitamins, or enzymes that might have been there. Those are the differences. The people who test those things like the hydrolysate.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 4:00PM
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rosesnpots(z8 Tidewater area VA)

I have a question. I was told by the organic garden center in my area that NH is all I need to fertilize my tomatoes. Is this true or should I use something else as well??

    Bookmark   April 16, 2009 at 7:50PM
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I've used Alaskan for the last three years with exceptional results. My tomatos and peppers were very prolific. I went out to purchase Neptune, but my local Nursery was out of it. I picked up Neptune yesterday and am now going to use it this year to see if any results change/increase. This one is the Fish/Seaweed mix.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 1:54PM
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luke_oh(zone 5 NE Ohio)

Kevin, Would you mind telling me the cost of the NH and what area that your in? Thanks, Luke

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 7:44AM
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