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Fish emulsion

This is a discussion on Fish emulsion within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just curious if any of the outdoor growers use the stinky stuff? What are the ...

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    Just curious if any of the outdoor growers use the stinky stuff? What are the benefits of using it? (I know the downfall lol).

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    My mom, who used to be an *awesome* gardener, used it exclusively on everything, and that was over a quarter century ago, back before they had figured out how to "remove" the stink!

    Maybe it's just a case of "boy follows mother's advice when he grows up" but, we use it here as blossom booster, and I think the stuff is terrific and gives awesome results.

    Only problem is, the Alaska Fish Fertilizer company has gone out of business. We have a few jugs left but, when they're used up, we'll have to go to something else; I don't know what yet.

    If there are any downsides to fish emulsion, I don't know about them; maybe someone else who's had experience with it can post.

    Anyway, my two cents says go ahead and use it, dilluted as usual. It'll take about 3-4 months before you notice any difference (as with most everything else orchid-related, noticeable change comes slow), but when you finally do see a difference, I think you'll like what you see.

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    Maybe I will get some. How long had the Alaskan company been out of business? I swear I have seen it somewhere.

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    Traci, I found out late last year, so I imagine if any place still has some left, it's old stock.


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    I always used to use Alaska fish emulsion...but only outdoors, during the summer...my wife never allowed me to use it indoors...I can't blame her. It was great stuff...now I know why I can't find it anymore. Ortho made something similar...can't find that anymore either. Take care, Eric Muehlbauer

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