Fish fertilizer for plants is gradually becoming a global demand. Back in the days, American natives will deliberately bury dead fish on their fields to enhance the fertility of the soil before planting. Fish fertilizer improves crop yield whiles maintaining the soil quality.
In this Article;
How to make fish fertilizer for plants
Here is simple and quick guide on how to make fish emulsion fertilizer for your crops. Fish emulsion fertilizer can be made with fish bio-waste from industries all whole fish gone bad at home. The results of this DIY fish fertilizer is in two form the solid waste which can be recycled and the final part which makes the fish emulsion fertilizer or fish liquid fertilizer.
Things you need to make fish emulsion fertilizer at home DIY.
The table below, displays the items you will need to make a fish emulsion fertilizer at home. A substitute of unsulfured molasses is included in case you don’t have access to unsulfured molasses.
|1.||Fish product. (canned fish waste, fish bio-waste from factories or fish waste from kitchens)|
|2.||Unsulfured molasses. A perfect substitute for unsulfured molasses can be made by mixing 1 cup dark corn syrup, honey, or maple syrup. 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar. 3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup water|
|3.||An appreciable amount of water depending on the quantity you have.|
|4.||A sizeable bucket per the quantity of fish bio-waste.|
|5.||Bucket lit with perforation (holes) for air circulation.|
|6.||Strainer or a sieve to separate the solid components.|
|7.||Decomposing enhancer like sawdust, or wood ash.|
|8.||Hand cloves and a stirrer.|
Step by step how to make fish emulsion fertilizer at home
Making a fish fertilizer for plants at home is not a hard process. Follow the step below and observe the given time carefully to get the best results.
|Step 1.||Mix equal quantity of fish bio-waste to same quantity of sawdust or wood ash.|
|Step 2.||Add 1 Cup of unsulfured molasses or the substitute. |
(1 cup dark corn syrup, honey, or maple syrup. 3/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar.
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup water)
|Step 3.||Add water to fill the bucket.|
|Step 4.||Mix thoroughly until you see an even mixture.|
|Step 5.||Cover the mixture with the buck lid. That is it for the whole mixture.|
|Step 6.||Whiles air enter and escape, you must stir daily for the next two (2) weeks.|
|Step 7.||After two (2) weeks of stirring, sieve with the strainer to separate the solid part.|
|Step 8.||Solid parts can be used for another concentration by adding a cup of unsulfured molasses.|
Making fish fertilizer for plants at home gives you the opportunity to decide its concentration as compared to the store bought fish emulsion fertilizer where they have instructions to dilute if highly concentrated. Now, how do you apply fish fertilizer on plants.
As we discussed in our previous article on how to start fish farming in your backyard, this article can assist you to make good use of fish waste after harvest. Natural produce have long chain of recycling, to some it is a waste, however, other can add value to that waste. Here is how to recycle coffee grounds.
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