Fish emulsion fertilizer can be used and useful for any types of gardens, such as herb gardens, vegetable gardens, flower gardens, and fruit gardens. Fish emulsion fertilizer contains a lot of important nutrients and minerals that are essential in proper growth of all plants. However, there are a lot of people who still do not use fish emulsion fertilizer for a lot of reasons. If you are looking for a fertilizer that contains as much or even more nutrients and minerals than fish emulsion fertilizer, then there are a lot of possible alternative that can be chosen.
Reasons for Not Choosing Fish Emulsion Fertilizer
As mentioned above, there are some people who prefer to use other fertilizer and not fish emulsion fertilizer. And one of the most common reasons why many people prefer other fertilizers and not fish emulsion fertilizer is that fish emulsion fertilizer has this distinct smell of rotten fish. What most people do not know is that the unpleasant smell from fish emulsion fertilizer does not linger for too long. When in fact, the smell of rotten fish will usually last for up to 24 hours only, and after 24 hours, you can’t smell any trace from the fish emulsion fertilizer.
Commercial Fertilizer as an Alternative
There are a lot, I mean a lot of fertilizers that are for sale in gardening supplies shop that are commercially prepared. However, since commercial fertilizers are commercially prepared, then you have to expect that you will need to spend more money than making your own homemade fish emulsion fertilizer. All you have to do is look or read the contents of the fertilizer and see if there are any harmful chemicals included in it. There are even commercially prepared fertilizers that contain animal ingredients, such as fish, animal wastes, or even bat guano. And there are also some fertilizers that are made with organic materials alone.
Other Alternatives to Fish Emulsion Fertilizer
If the reason why you do not want to use fish emulsion fertilizer is because it is liquid, then you can blend your own dry organic fertilizer at home. You can make a dry blended organic fertilizer by using alfalfa pellets or alfalfa meal, rock phosphate, and kelp powder. The alfalfa contains high amounts of nitrogen, rock phosphate contains high amounts of phosphorous, and kelp powder contains high amounts of micronutrients, which are essential for a healthy growth for any types of plants.