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water to fish emulsion ratio

Posted by farmerdrew viginia (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 3, 09 at 13:26

I purchased some fish emulsion in bulk, unlabled containers. I would like to dilute it down and put some in the bottom of the hole before I plunk my seedlings in the ground. I know that everyone elses bottle say right on it and there are a million pages of info on the net that dances all around this but what is the exact ratio?! If someone could even give a rough idea it would be helpful. Also, is this the same ratio that I can dump at the base of these plants and in containers or is that different. Any help would be greatly apreciated.Thanks


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RE: water to fish emulsion ratio

Rough idea? ...maybe and maybe not. If the bulk stuff is real thick like Neptune fish/seaweed, I would guess you could use its ratio of 128 to 1 or one tablespoon per gallon of water.

If your stuff is thin, you would use a heavier amount of fish emulsion.


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RE: water to fish emulsion ratio

I use Neptunes for watering all my seedlings and occasional feeding in the garden. The instructions recommend 1T per gallon for houseplants and 2T for outdoor plants.
I've never had any problems with fertilizer burn with Neptunes and I usually just eyeball the amount.
Personally I'd feed the transplants just as Wayne suggested.

Jon


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RE: water to fish emulsion ratio

For outdoor application, I always double the recommended rate and have never had a problem, and I think the results are more pronounced.

Ron
The Garden Guy
www.TheGardenGuy.org
"New Article - Plant 1-Month Earlier"


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RE: water to fish emulsion ratio

Yeah, its the thick stuff. I new it was potent but wow, I was mixing it a bit strong last year and that explains the problems I had. Thanks alot to all for your imput, sometimes I get so busy gardening that I cant find time to reseach the most important things!!


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RE: water to fish emulsion ratio

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 4, 09 at 9:07

FWIW - 1 tbsp/gallon is 256:1, while 2 tbsp/gallon (which is 1 oz/gallon) is 128:1.

Al


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What problems did you haev last year??

Ron
The Garden Guy
http:..www.TheGardenGuy.org
April Article - "Plant 1-Month Sooner This Year"


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