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Subject:  Fish emulsion, why so expensive?

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Grower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

I have been searching around for places to buy fish emulsion, or liquidized fish. I can not find reasonable prices anywhere. Why? Anyone have any thoughts?

3/21/2020 10:26:47 AM

Caper842

Cape Breton Nova Scotia

It is expensive I was paying $50 a gallon. Last year I found a recipe online to make your own fish hydrolysate. I gave it a try and made 10 gallons. It's very simple to make and my plants seemed to like it. I do a lot of ice fishing so I used smelt. I'll post a link to the recipe below incase anyone is interested.

https://www.koanga.org.nz/blog/fish-fertiliser-recipe/

3/21/2020 2:14:19 PM

bluesilver

Tasmania Australia

Interesting recipe, Just out of interest, did you add this stuff they they called lacto bacilli ?
I have never heard of it before.

3/21/2020 7:12:47 PM

Caper842

Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Yes blue silver I did. You can make that also. Most of the ingredients you probably already have at home.

https://www.dudegrows.com/soup-lactobacillus-culture/

3/21/2020 7:48:53 PM

bluesilver

Tasmania Australia

Thanks, might have to give this a try this coming season, sounds simple enough.
Appreciated.

3/21/2020 8:49:50 PM

Grower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Thanks Caper842, that was extremely helpful. Do you know if it can be done without the lacto bacilli?

3/22/2020 7:09:08 AM

Caper842

Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Grower216 I'm not sure but I think the lactobacillus is needed to break down the fish. The lacto is simple to make but if you don't want to make it you can buy em1 or SCD Bio ag it will do the same thing.

3/22/2020 8:58:47 AM

Grower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Where do you get those? I was just wondering, because it seemed like a long step, and I wanted to know if it was necessary for the end product. Thanks for the help.

3/22/2020 1:59:32 PM

Caper842

Cape Breton Nova Scotia

I just checked you can get both on Amazon

3/22/2020 4:08:00 PM

Grower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Thanks a lot. I just did not want to have to wait for it to ferment for..... what was it? 2 weeks? I can't remember, but it was a while. That would make it harder to make it.

3/22/2020 4:38:06 PM

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