This is a zucchini plant after its first fertilizing process. See the
Alaska fish is a 5-1-1 fertilizer and is 100% organic. 5-1-1 means that it has 5% Nitrogen, 1 % Phosphorus, and 1 % Potassium. This fertilizer delivers the nutrients the plant needs to grow healthy and strong. It also nourishes microorganisms that are in the soil.
Vegetable plants fertilized with Alaska Fertilizer will grow twice larger, and juicier. These healthy plants are more resistant to disease. They also grow large healthy-looking leaves.
You Will Need:
2-Gallon Watering Can
Alaska Fish Fertilizer (I get it at Walmart or North 40 farm store)
Shake Alaska Fertilizer bottle well. Add 2 tbsp. of fertilizer liquid into 2-gallon water can. Add water using a nozzle. By the time you fill the can with water the fertilizer will get mixed by pouring water into a can.
Make an indent in the soil around each plant so the fertilized mixture will not run away. Pour about 1 quart of fertilizer under each vegetable plant. Fertilize the growing plants about once every 2 – 3 weeks.
The picture below shows how the water stays in the indent well and it soaks into the soil. Read THIS post for more information why run-away water is not beneficial to plants.
This pictures is showing regularly fertilized cucumber plant full of growing fruit.
Alaska Fish fertilizer have a lower concentrate of nutrients than traditional processed fertilizers, that means the nutrients are much slower to release into the soil which has longer lasting effects.
This fertilizer leaves a strong fishy odor which usually disappears the next day. Using this fertilizer can attract uninvited guests like neighbor’s cats, skunks, raccoons, coyotes, ect... Be sure to keep your small farm animals like chickens inside the safe fenced place overnight if you don’t want them to disappear!
Lana M says
Thanks so much Valya!! Will be trying this method. What fertilizer do you use for fruits? Also do you use any fertilizer for raspberry plants?
Valya of The Farm Girl Blog says
You can use this fertilizer for everything including plants. Read the instruction on the back of the can before using it.