Organic Gardening - Liquid Fish Fertilizer and Emulsion
This is not just another fish story. But, it is a "tail" from the sea. Avid
gardeners who also happen to be avid fisherman, have known the value of this
rich emulsion in the garden for a long, long time. Farmers know about the
value of fish remains, too. Farmers actively seek out sources of fish
remains, to spread on their fields. Many fisherman bring home and
bury the remains of their catch under shrubs, bushes and trees when planting
them. And....yes, on occasion, a cat or wild critter will dig up this buried
treasure from the sea.
Fish fertilizer, or fish emulsion, is a popular liquid fertilizer. It is
vital to organic gardeners, who seek all natural fertilizers. It contains
a wealth of vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and growth hormones. Its natural
properties, and lower nitrogen levels, will not burn plants. It promotes
the growth of beneficial nematodes, and makes the soil less compact. Liquid
fish fertilizer aids in producing a healthier plant, which is less
susceptible to fungus disease and insect damage.
Here is an interesting tidbit: Farmers who use fish fertilizer, report
few problems with deer!
Did you Know? Giant pumpkin growers swear by liquid fish
fertilizer and liquid seaweed fertilizer. It has helped them to
produce giant pumpkins in excess of 2000 pounds! Most, if not all,
competitive growers include both fish fertilizer and
seaweed fertilizer regularly in their
overall fertilization program.