Pathfinder
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homemade fish emulsion

just being curious before starting fish emulsion fertilizer,

Fish does contain oils, wouldn't it be harmful to the roots, blocking them ?

imafan26
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Re: homemade fish emulsion

I would think since the fish emulsion is made by fermenting the fish and you will be diluting that with a lot of water, the oils won't be that much of an issue. Besides fat floats, most of the fat will probably stay on the surface.
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Pathfinder
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Re: homemade fish emulsion

is that why I am seeing flies over my container base ?

NancyJo
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Re: homemade fish emulsion

fishing is my other hobby , and I keep the little ones and plant them in the garden, I know of some around here that use a bow for fishing carp, and they just toss them on top of the garden and till them in, it smells for a few days but it works beautifully for the start of planting season. I try to keep my gardening free and simple. Free is the key word LOL.

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