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Homemade Fish Emulsion Fertilizer?

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1 hour ago, BrianBM said:

Someone here collect bunker from a die-off in shallow water and run them through the food processor.  Let us know how that works.


An experiment that probably works best if you're single.

I watched a gardening video last year where the guy dug a deep hole under where each tomato plant was going and stuck a whole bunker in it. 

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On ‎5‎/‎7‎/‎2021 at 2:30 PM, z-man said:

My compost pile smells pretty nasty at times. Pro tip: don’t throw lobster shells in it in the middle of summer. 

That's why you don't compost meat, fish or dairy. It WILL attract animals.


I would bet more of raccoons digging in the garden more than cats.

Cats would be more likely to use it as a litterbox than a food station.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
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Has anyone made "compost tea"?

Basically add composted soil to a bucket of water, let sit (steep) for awhile, pour the "tea" onto a container that you can use to pour onto eat plant.

Then add the remaining compost sludge to a garden bed or back into the compost pile.


Repeat as needed.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
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You can make fish hydrolysate with lactobacillus bacteria. Lactobacillus is very easy to culture, just look it up. You grind or chop up the fish finely and mix it in a 5 gal bucket with the bacteria and a little water, you want it a sludgy consistency. Lacto work best in an anaerobic environment so you put a air lock on the lid of the bucket. The bacteria break down the fish into usable nutrients for plants. The process itself is smelly so you'll want to keep the bucket away from the house but afterwards it should only have a slight fishy smell after the bacteria do their work.

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Years ago I did some subcontract work for Ducky Noon's down in north Truro.

He had a pit and in it he put pogys that he scraped off the bay side beaches and buried in his pit.

3-5years later the loam covering them would move and oh my GOSH!!!!! THE STINK WOULD CAUSE YOU TO MOVE OUT AND FAST!!!!


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