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Old 07-29-2011, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1st run the leftovers through the Bass-O-Matic !
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Can't get much better fertilizer than fish carcasses!

(my "Bass-O-Matic is an old food processor; save the fish carcasses to make chum blocks)
I sort through the freezer & sacrifice an "old" chum block or two in the bottom of the hole before planting anything that I want to really take good care of, add 6" of dirt so the roots don't get frostbite & drop the plant in the hole.

Cats aren't as big a problem as skunks & coons but a little chickenwire mat pinned down fixes that.
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Can't get much better fertilizer than fish carcasses!
It's a source of nitrogen (in a month or two) and phosphate (very slowly), but not much in the potash department.
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It's a source of nitrogen (in a month or two) and phosphate (very slowly), but not much in the potash department.
I'll add some seaweed
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whats u all's experience with fish emulsion/fertilizer?
ive used alaska brand..other brand that isnt hydrolyzed claiming
plants process it better..
??
now u all have me thinking i should get a bass o matic.. and process
fish from utah lake.. LOL
i know its getting the plant to process and take up the fertilizer so it can
utilize the particular nutrient..
? doesnt fulvic/humic acid assist in this some??
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whats u all's experience with fish emulsion/fertilizer?
ive used alaska brand..other brand that isnt hydrolyzed claiming
plants process it better..
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now u all have me thinking i should get a bass o matic.. and process
fish from utah lake.. LOL
i know its getting the plant to process and take up the fertilizer so it can
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thanks all..
always learn something new from ya all
I have been burying fish parts and mussel shell in my yard for years. Seems to be good fertilizer.
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thanks sunfish..
i wont part with any trout i catch..LOL but carp for sure..
several yrs ago we had a really long dry summer..the river going thru
provo got really low.. i had idea of raking up the algae from river and composting it.. contacted forest service responsible..and did just that
racked up on shore..let dry couple days..then hauled it home to compost..
it sure stank till i got it in compost..but cooked down just fine..
anyone else try this..??
i would think near the ocean could be easy access to seaweed..except
how about the salt content???
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I'm all for using kelp extract but the quoted advertisement for PlanTea kelp bags is full of misinformation.

The main benefit of seaweed is the plant hormones it contains. When plants uptake these, it causes them to do more of what they are currently doing. If the plant has sufficient nutrients in the soil (plants feed on inorganic minerals), then the plant does a prolific job in its current growth mode. If there are not sufficient nutrients, then the plant can suffer from exhaustion.
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I'm all for using kelp extract but the quoted advertisement for PlanTea kelp bags is full of misinformation.

The main benefit of seaweed is the plant hormones it contains. When plants uptake these, it causes them to do more of what they are currently doing. If the plant has sufficient nutrients in the soil (plants feed on inorganic minerals), then the plant does a prolific job in its current growth mode. If there are not sufficient nutrients, then the plant can suffer from exhaustion.
But you'll feel as if your at the beach.


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Whats left of these will make great Banana fertilizer.


What kind of fish are those anyways?
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What kind of fish are those anyways?
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This is simillar fish we have here
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U cant have a decent fish meal without one
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We have that one here

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I have a beach combing book that says washed up jellyfish make really good fertilizer. Lately our beaches have been loaded with jellyfish and jelly bits so I might collect some tomorrow.
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I have a beach combing book that says washed up jellyfish make really good fertilizer. Lately our beaches have been loaded with jellyfish and jelly bits so I might collect some tomorrow.
Go for it.I am sure it will add something good to the soil
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