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Old May 12, 2015   #31
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I applied DramaticK fish/kelp mixed with 1 tbsp of Epsom salt per gallon to my garden just now. I took some pics for before and afters should it make a big difference. I sure hope it does

My plants are covered in blooms and it just rained last night which from what I have been learning is supposedly a good time to spray? I noticed the leaves dried really fast for such a humid day, so maybe they sucked it up
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Old May 12, 2015   #32
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If some one claims that IT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE, there has to be a basis for it other than just feeling and personal opinion.

IFF You want to really find out have to do a side by side experiment : Take x numbers and feed them kelp ( whatever) and take another x numbers and feed them MG. >>> Continue >> then measure the difference in performance. You can even take another x number and do not feed the at all and observe the 3 groups.
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Old May 12, 2015   #33
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Or I can just judge for myself and let others do the same, that sounds easier to me
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Old May 12, 2015   #34
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I heard they caught mermaids and used them in the stuff.

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I would have to dig through the archives but yes side by side tests have been made at TV.

As far as why I use it?

"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill -- the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill -- you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes".

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Technical difficulty.

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So if they show up in your back yard they find nothing.

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Of the liquids, Neptunes is prob the best due to the hydrolization process. But, I'm surprised no one mentioned Algamin. http://www.arbico-organics.com/produ...l-conditioners I just LOVE it! I use it thruout the garden along with alternating a 10-3-1 bat guano, a 0-7-0 bat guano; and a straight fish by Neptune. I'm also gonna try working in a little bit of alfalfa meal this year. Organics are long range soil builders. Chemical ferts lead to long range soil depletion.
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Got another gallon of Neptune's Harvest coming in the mail...Plants seem to like it. This is in rotation with Fox Farms sort of organic liquids and Tomato Maker.
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Is neptune harvest fairly complete food?
Hydroponic which is my main method is easy, water plants, get food.
Is there a similarly easy soil based approach?
If I start with decent soil, can I just add fish emulsion as needed year after year and get good production?
How often do you fertilize with fish emulsion?
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I use it every 10 days or so, more early season. It has worked well for me but I do ammend my soil yearly with compost/manure etc. so I can't say if it would be enough alone. A soil test will help on deciding a fertilizer regiment.
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Is neptune harvest fairly complete food?
Hydroponic which is my main method is easy, water plants, get food.
Is there a similarly easy soil based approach?
If I start with decent soil, can I just add fish emulsion as needed year after year and get good production?
How often do you fertilize with fish emulsion?
Thx
Yes, Neptune Harvest products are complete fertilizers,both the fish and kelp ones,and that since they use a cold extraction process as I've linked to before.

They are foliar applied products.

Adding them to soil doesn't work, at least in my opinion,since the bacteria and fungi normally found in soils will just destroy them .

It was just posted below this post that one person said he amends the soil with manure and compost,and IMO that's the way to go if your soil needs amending.

And not all soils need amending either.If your plants are growing just fine why do anything?

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I attended a lecture on growing safe vegetables. Besides the usual cautions about old treated wood, leaded paint chips, tires, there was this:

"Kelp-based fertilizers often high in cadmium, other heavy metals"
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I attended a lecture on growing safe vegetables. Besides the usual cautions about old treated wood, leaded paint chips, tires, there was this:

"Kelp-based fertilizers often high in cadmium, other heavy metals"
I think that depends on where the kelp is harvested from and how it is processed, and with regard to Neptune's fish, that would also apply.

But they are near Boston,MA, and harvest from the Atlantic Ocean as I recall, so shouldn't be a problem.

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