Does anyone use liquid fish emulsion?

nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)June 20, 2009

I read somewhere (maybe even here ? ) that liquid fish emulsion is a good fertilizer.

I found a bottle of concentrated fish emulsion today but didn't buy it because all the instructions were in French !

Yes, I could have asked the sales people but I wasn't confident they would even know what it was, hee, hee.

So, does anyone know how I would mix it? Also, if I have compost, do I even need it?

Thanks !

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shazam_z3

I buy Wegener's Liquid on occasion. It works well enough.

Liquid fertilizers are useful to kick start growth. Truly cold compost takes about two weeks to really get going at the start of the season, I find.

They're also useful for containers.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 11:13PM
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sprayman

I tried concentrated fish emulsion before & PHEWWEEE It stunk up my GH for days.
Even outside it was stinky, plus if you don't use up the mixed solution it goes bad

I got some concentrated seaweed extract bonus when I ordered from T&T this year. Now that is good stuff, 15 grams & boy does it go a long way. Don't stink, don't burn plants & 2 days later they took right off.Here's a link to it, they sent me the dry concentrate

You can get it from Lindeberg too, with free shipping if you order $40.00 or more

Here is a link that might be useful: concentrated seaweed extract

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 2:04AM
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shazam_z3

Wegener's doesn't stink at all. Most of the newer ones don't.

I forgot to add that I also use Alaska Morbloom 0-10-10 in August to harden off my plants. Not stinky either.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 11:01AM
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sprayman

Well the Alaska fish fertilizer 5-1-1, I got stunk to high heaven

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 11:43AM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

I have used Alaska fish fertilizer for years on my indoor plants and on the garden. A little stinky but works great.

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 12:02PM
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shazam_z3

Kelp rocks. Too bad it's ludicrously expensive for the amount you get.

sprayman, I'll make sure to never buy the 5-1-1 :)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 1:08PM
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DrHorticulture_(Z3 Central Saskatchewan)

It makes sense, because a formulation with high P is probably more bone-based and less stinky, while something high in N is probably composed of fish soft tissue that decomposes to give off smelly amines.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2009 at 11:13PM
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