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Blood and bone and ??? for orchids

This is a discussion on Blood and bone and ??? for orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Dried animal blood is still being used here for terrestrial orchids. But never heard about ...

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    Dried animal blood is still being used here for terrestrial orchids. But never heard about fish. Whats different in fish blood that other animals dont have?

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    It is dried animal blood in the fertilizer , better described as fish & blood & bone meal.
    Fish has been used for thousands of years as a fertilizer(dried or fresh),basically for a source of nitrogen.

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    i'm just using worm tea. it is natural, organic, not smelly, and my plants seem to like it. i use it very weakly on the orchids. a bit stronger on everything else. and i don't have to keep paying for anything after buying the worms. don't tell the government... they'll make a law against it i'm sure.

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    I use worm tea as well. But I also use other fertilizers and seaweed extract.

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    i don't have many choice so till now still searching for fertilizers, fungiside and all that,.. the stuff commonly used by people in this forum are the ones i just haven't got yet,.. today someone gonna deliver a fertilizer from seaweed by the name of d.i grow ,.. it's for plants in general, but i'll try anyways. crushed bones just like that is a no no for me cause it will just attract ants and mouse and god knows what else.

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    Plants survived centries before chemical inhancements and will remain long after we are gone (probably feeding from our remains)(not to be morbid). It stands to reason that this approach would do well. Remains, both animal and human, have always regenerated growth and provide nutrients to the soil. Its part of the reason why in my will I specified no coffin. The Earth has supported me and even in death I will always return the favor.

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    you can specify no coffin???? gotta do that.

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    Don't know if it can be honored but u can put anything into writing .

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    i'm a muslim so no coffin for me too. just white fabric.

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    And here I thought I was the only weirdo out there .

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