Ingredients

  • You can use fresh fish parts or any canned fish. The juices, sauces, or oils in the can can be used to breed beneficial microbes and supply extra proteins in the tea, so use it. shopping list
  • If you do use canned fish products, you may want to let it decompose mixed with some finished compost, good garden soil, etc. in a container for a few days before using. Most canned meat products contain preservatives, and this ensures that the good microbes in the tea will not be killed off or harmed in making the emulsion. shopping list

How to make it

  • If you use fresh fish, you need to compost it in a 5 gallon closeable bucket. Fill bucket 1/2 full with extra browns like sawdust, leaves, or straw. You can add some molasses to the fishy mixture in order to build up microbes to speed up decomposition. Stir the bucket daily or every other day in order to get air in the mix for better decomposition and better aerobic microbial growth in the emulsion. **Let this paste rot for at least 1-2 weeks.**
  • If you like, you could add 1-2 tb of Epsom salt to the mix for extra magnesium and sulfur and for extra trace elements you could add 1-2 tb of apple cider vinegar.
  • You can apply this fish emulsion at a dilution rate from 1:1 to 1:5 ratio (5 gallons of tea to 25 gallons of water).

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    " It was excellent "
    terryble33 ate it and said...
    how long will it last in the 5 gallon pail? do I have to keep it in the shade?
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    " It was excellent "
    angelinaw ate it and said...
    I'm sure I will make new friends down at the fish market. My tomatoes and I thank you!
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  • ttaaccoo 9 years ago
    THANKYOU!! have been bringing back in my suitcase (I wrap the bottle in duct tape and then in a ziploc bag) when I fly from calif to buffalo.
    This makes life much easier, and more room for other stuff, ie trader joes !!
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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    *wink* I have used a commercial version and it is hard to find, it works amazingly well with my Hydrangeas, now I can make the stuff, thank you Noir! *smile*
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Love this.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This is fantastic! I was reading something on this just the other day, at the Doctors office in one of the magazines there.
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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    This is great!
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    " It was excellent "
    raelene1951 ate it and said...
    This is great! Thank you:)
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  • pat2me 9 years ago
    I'm sure this would work wonderfully, after all fish worked for the American Indians!

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