Fish Fertilizer - Best Organic Fertilizer For Nitrogen/Phosphorus


Uploaded by gardenersmiling on 02.09.2011

Transcript:
Hi, it’s Phil from SmilingGardener.com and today I’m talking about organic fertilizers
and now I wanna get into fish.
And a fish is a really wonderful fertilizer, you want to have an ocean fish fertilizer
coz that’s where the nutrients are and really what I want to get into today I use – when
I do use fish which is not that much anymore but I use a liquid fertilizer and there’s
two main kind. It’s in an emulsion and a hydrolysate and I wanna go into the difference
between those.
So in an emulsion is pretty common and what it is generally/usually is it’s the part
of the fish that aren’t use for other things like the bone and the head and the guts and
things that aren’t use elsewhere.
And those are taken and cooked at a pretty hot temperatures to kill off any bacteria,
microorganisms and then it’s gonna be filtered and stabilized with sulphuric acid or phosphoric
acid and so it – because its cooked it doesn’t retain a lot of the beneficial the oils, the
proteins, the vitamins, the enzymes, they’re killed off.
Or if they’re cut off in the cooking temperature they will have been removed in certain parts
of the fish that have been used for – we use fish for weird things like make up and
all kinds of chemistry strange things.
So it’s – it’s often gonna be a lower quality product than a hydrolysate. It’s
still useful though if you do – if you do get that you wanna make sure you wanna get
when it’s organic because sometimes they’re spiked with chemicals so you want one that’s
organic. It’s still good but not as good as hydrolysate.
What a hydrolysate usually is, it’s by-catch so it’s a whole fish but it’s the fish
that are caught by accident that aren’t gonna be use in – aren’t gonna be – aren’t
the fish they’re looking for when they’re fishing.
So these are the by-catch and they – what they’ll do now is they take that whole fish,
digest it at a cool temperature with enzymes then they’ll grind that up and liquefy it.
It will still be stabilize usually with phosphoric acid which I prefer to the sulphuric and the
– then its gonna retained the oils and the proteins are gonna stay and you know they’re
not gonna get denatured and then you’ll have your live enzymes and vitamins.
And so it’s usually gonna be a higher quality product and so that’s the one that when
I have used fish I have used it. But overall either way fish is a very nutritious product
coz it comes from the ocean again and there’s lot of nutrients there and but the nice thing
about fish over something like kelp and sea minerals is it has quite a good nitrogen content
and available phosphorus content.
And because they put that little bit of phosphorus acid in there often especially in the hydrolysate,
its a - that’s a really good source of phosphorus and it – that is a chemical and I don’t
really advocate with so many chemicals but that’s one.
They might just put there a couple of percent in there, it’ll just gonna be a couple percent
of the final product and its gonna be a really good source of phosphorus and so they – the
fish is really nice when you need that nitrogen source maybe when you’re trying to start
some fruit promotion on – you know in the middle of the summer or there’s certain
plants that really needed nitrogen and phosphorus is really important too.
So that’s what I have in the past I’ve like the fish for. Now in terms of sustainability
this is where it becomes more of an issue. I’ve certainly look into the sustainability
of a lot of fish and when I used to sell organic fertilizers and I sold it, I found a product
that seem to me that they we’re doing a good job, they were trying to get – I forget
what it’s called now but certification from the marine stewardship council or something,
they were trying to do a good job.
But I’m just concern that you know we’ve lost over 90% of the big fish in the sea.
Were over fishing and so I just think we need to, maybe nice if we can find a way to fish
more sustainably but we have over 70 billion people and I don’t know if it’s possible
anymore.
So I don’t really – I don’t eat fish anymore, I’m concerned about the health
of the ocean, I‘m concerned about the toxicity in the fish, mercury and heavy metals and
all kinds of chemicals.
And so I’m kind at that point that I don’t buy that anymore I still have some in stock
that’s why I have been using it this year and the reason that I’m saying/mentioning
it today is because I have/had seen many benefits from it this year and in past years.
And I’m – but I’m kinda you know I’m not really buying anymore, I’m going more
for the sea mineral products now. It doesn’t have quite the high nitrogen and phosphorus
content but it’s a really wonderful product. It really, I think it’s the best product
I think it is better than fish and its more sustainable.
And that is, that is what I am using more now but I did want to mentioned the fish because
that’s – you know it’s a popular one.
So if you want to learn more about how much to use and how much it costs and things like
that I will post the link to that below assuming that you aren’t already in my website.