How to prepare a fertilizer from ... fish
I myself put the fish when planting tomatoes in the ground. Roots of tomatoes I grow up to half the whole height of the plant in advance. Then plant with root 30-40 cm lay horizontally and slightly tilt it root to the south.
Before the planting of tomatoes, I put either fish cleanings and heads or a small fish of the bleak type on the bottom of the trench — throughout the entire root of the plant.
From above I sprinkle the earth with compost, put the tomatoes and make a small earth mound above them. Tomatoes are digested at 2 / 3 plant height.
When I pick up the tomatoes, or rather, I can barely tear out the roots from the ground under them there are no traces of fish - no scales, no bones, nothing. Perhaps the roots of tomatoes secrete substances that help absorb organic matter, or attract bacteria for these purposes. In any case, tomatoes grow healthy and almost do not need fertilizing.
According to "British scientists", tomatoes are predatory carnivorous plants.
On the plants there are sticky hairs, with tomatoes they catch small insects that fall into the soil, where they are absorbed by the roots.
Periodically, I arrange tomatoes with the following top dressing: the liquid left after the thawing of fish or meat is diluted several times with warm water and poured under the root.
On the earth, there are about a thousand carnivorous plant species, including potatoes. I have never added fish to potatoes for planting, but, having analyzed the situation, I will definitely do it next spring.
Now I want to say a few words about the dangers and benefits of using rotten fish and other organics in agriculture. The harm, I believe, is only one - this is a landing excavated by cats and other animals.
In general, I like animals and believe that you can agree with them, they are only interested in fresh fish. A small portion on a plate next to the garden quite satisfies their appetite.
And to protect the beds, I do this: I hide the plantations for a day or two, but if the areas are large, you can spray the garden with a decoction or tincture of citrus peels or put them together with the fish.
You may think that the fish will have a terrible smell on the site? No. If we put the fish to a sufficient depth (20-30 cm), there will be no smell, and the roots of the plants will eventually take what they need.
In general, all organic fertilizers have a not very pleasant “aroma”. However, no one is embarrassed by the stench from the infusion of rotten grass, beautifully called "green kvass", which extends to tens of meters and is not washed by hand. What about manure? And at the same time stale fish is also called poison ?! By the way, a slightly rotten fish is served in Sweden at the table, and, mind you, not in a suicide club, but in restaurants ...
How and what kind of organics to use in the garden, everyone decides for himself. The end result is important. And the best proof of the right decision is sugar and meaty tomato grown in the north of the Leningrad region.
© Author: Artur N. Glima St. Petersburg
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