Using Fish Emulsion

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  1. motivated

    motivated Well-Known Member

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    I have not used this product before is it worse/better than Miracle Grow?
    I just have a funny feeling about the blue die stuff on our vegies.
    Thanks.
     
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    Ehh it has different minerals and stuff that miricle grow doesn't. Miricle grow is ok.
     

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    Fish emulsion is a nitrogen additive for your plants - it will promote healthy leaf growth.
     
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    Fish emulsion is a very good fertilizer. Remember the Indians taught the settlers to plant a fish head in each hill of corn...

    It will do more than give you good foliage. You'll have more tomatoes and other veggies than you can deal with.
     
  5. motivated

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    I just went and got a gallon! I am hoping for more vegies than we can eat- got lottsa neighbors.
     
  6. Outlaw9

    Outlaw9 GO VOLS!!!!

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    How much does this stuff cost and where can it be found? I have heard of people sticking all the fish guts and remains from fish they caught in a bucket with a lid and letting it sit a few months and they said it was great. Awfull smelling but worked great.
     
  7. motivated

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    I bought it at Home Depot here in CA. It was 8.97 for a whole gallon. A guy down the street says to add 2TBSP to a 5 gallon bucket of water.
     
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    Outlaw9 GO VOLS!!!!

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    Sounds like some stout stuff. I wonder if its possible to OD a plant on it. I have a Lowe's near me will check tomorrow to see if they have it there.
     
  9. motivated

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    The reason I want to try it is it does not "burn" the plants.
     
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    well be darn careful you don't over use it. It will burn your plants up.
     
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    WOAHHa Yes it will burn the plants!!!!!! IF you don't use the proper dosage, it will toast your plants.
     
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    If used properly it does wonders for a garden (or it does mine anyway). If your toddler gets ahold of it and pours it straight on strawberries, though, you can kiss that crop goodbye.
     
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    Thanks for the warning. A neighbor told me it would not burn if used as a weak solution and not too often maybe twice a month. He has had good success this far. I know what you mean though, I won't overdo. :)
     
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    We feed our Giant Pumpkins...Fish, Kelp and Molasses. The Molasses helps with the smell. 2 ounce per gallon of water sprayed 3 times a week.
     
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    Watch out for raccoons!It will draw them in,I tried it one year and couldnt figure why we had so many. I then remembered I used the fish umullsion on everything in the yard and garden.We live traped 14 in two weeks.
     
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    No HD here, but Lowes has it-$7 for a qt-I also bought it on-line for $16 gal from GardenIQ.
     
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    We get it at Southern States. The NPK is 2-4-0.5
    I use it every couple weeks in the beds (1tspn per gal 1 gal per 250 sq ft)
    The jug says 1 tablespoon per and apply once a month.
    I also use a weaker solution every few days on certain crops (beans and peas) to keep the deer off. They won't touch the stuff. Not even a nibble.