Item Of The Week, Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizers
As most folks know, I’m a big proponent of sourcing as much garden fertility from the farmstead as possible. But depending on the crop and the individual homesteader’s situation, this is not always possible. When you need to get some added fertility in the garden, the one place I always turn is Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizers. This is about the only “store bought” garden fertilizer I ever buy. I started using this stuff when I lived up on top of the hill, down in the southern tier of the state. The kids and I ran trials with control groups for various Neptune’s Harvest products. The results were quite stunning and whenever we need added fertility it is always the brand we buy. We buy this stuff by the gallon jug. It works.
The flagship product that they produce is the Hydrolyzed Fish Fertilizer 2-4-1. This stuff is made from North Atlantic fish by a unique cold process that protects the vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and growth hormones. It contains all the micro and macro nutrients naturally found in fish. The nitrogen and other nutrients are chelated, so they are readily available for plants consumption and the fish proteins and oils are retained. There is a reason that the Indians used fish for fertilizer. It works well on all garden crops. I like to use it in the evening, soaking the whole plant.
Neptune’s Harvest SW136 Liquid Seaweed Plant Food 0-0-1
The other product that we really saw a benefit in using was Neptune’s Harvest Liquid Seaweed Plant Food 0-0-1. As someone who already knew the benefits of using North Atlantic Kelp in my livestock rations, I was eager to see what seaweed could do in the garden. When we did our trial rows, side by side, of various veg crops; we saw significantly less insect damage and disease pressure on the treated rows. We used it as a foliar feed in the evenings. Probably the best money you can spend in the garden. Neptune’s harvest processes all seaweed within 24 hrs of harvest.
Neptune’s Harvest Fish & Seaweed Blend Fertilizer 2-3-1
After we used both separately in our trials, and were sold on both, we began using the Neptune’s Harvest Fish & Seaweed Blend. Less mixing, less bottles, less work. It is easy to get the benefits of both of these great products at once using the blended option. I think that if you try it, you’ll be glad you did.