Does fish emulsion go bad?

zaphod42May 22, 2013

Found a bottle shoved to the back while cleaning out the garage. Probably two to three years old. Didn't see an expiration date and its never been opened. Does this type of product go bad?

Thanks!

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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

It was already rotted when you bought it. The same nutrients are still in the bottle.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 9:41AM
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anntn6b(z6b TN)

Don't open it indoors, but otherwise, outside, it's still good.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 12:02PM
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seil zone 6b MI

How on earth would you know if it was no good? Does it smell better when it goes bad, lol?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 1:22PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

It is probably better. Because it takes so little it usually takes me 2 to 3 yrs to use it up. It is still working good.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 1:49PM
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nippstress - zone 5 Nebraska

I'm with you, Seil - when I read this post title I had images of tiny fish with dark glasses and machine guns going "bad" (like the Far Side cartoon of "Condiments gone bad").

Otherwise, I think fish emulsion is like compost - it can't rot enough to be bad for your garden, but do shake it up to distribute the material that sinks to the bottom of the bottle.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 1:53PM
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prairielaura(6b)

I'm with Seil...how could you tell??

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 2:47PM
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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

Massaging fish emulsion into your scalp adds body and brilliance to your hair. Plus, it's all natural and packed with Omega 3 goodness! Recommended by Howard Garrett!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 4:26PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Dude you smell like dead fish...lol
But no more split-ends...

Imagine an aged alfalfa tea scalp wash... yeeeee

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 4:34PM
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Tuggy3(9b NorCal)

That sounds like something Howard Garrett might say. His theories used to make Field Roebuck sooo mad.

I'll go out on a limb here and say fish emulsion doesn't go bad. I did dilute down a jug because it kind of thickened up after a few years and I thought it might be a little too concentrated. Mary

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 7:44PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Thanks everyone, I needed this laugh today!

No, it does get thick like Tuggy3 said, I also just dilute and keep moving.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:32AM
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lainey2(7a)

Fish emulsion is born bad.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:36PM
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Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)

I was reading about using fish emulsion as some kind of "cide" on citrus trees. I have a bunch to do and hope to use the hose end sprayer to "fish wash" the trees.

I know the dogs, cats, etc will LOVE me when I am done....Wonder how many showers it will take to remove the scent?

And yes.....would you know if it was "bad" and not just bad....

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 11:41PM
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