Add just 1/2 ounce (about two tablespoons) of fish emulsion to 1 gallon of water. The odor may be strong but will dissipate in a day or so. Then water the plants using that fish water. Because fish emulsion works quickly, you may want to apply it more frequently.
How often should I use fish fertilizer on my plants?
For perennials, bulbs, roses, shrubs and vines, mix 2 tablespoons with one gallon of water for every 25 square feet of soil. Regardless of your choice of liquid fertilizer, apply every 3 weeks during the growing season.
Can you use too much fish fertilizer?
Do be careful when applying fish fertilizer, however. Too much fish emulsion can burn plants and affect their growth. As long as you’re careful, fish fertilizer is a mild fertilizer that, in moderation, can be used at almost any stage of plant growth.
What plants benefit from fish fertilizer?
Almost all outdoor plants can benefit from fish emulsion fertilizer. This includes vegetables, such as tomatoes and cucumbers; fruits, like strawberries; flowers of all kinds; and lawns. It can be applied directly to the soil surrounding plants or used as a foliar spray.