It's almost night and day. Actually, I'm embarrassed by how poorly my garden performed in the past. If you want to see proof - check out the post I wrote last fall titled "Berries + Fish = Wow!!" Yes, that's a lame title, but it pretty much explains it all! I have never had so many berries.
And it didn't stop with last year. My black raspberries went wild! They multiplied like crazy and are full of flower buds. They basically sat there and did nothing for 4 years straight, now they are all over.
My blueberry bushes sent up new branches for the first time in 4 years, my tomatoes were the only ones in the entire neighborhood that didn't get blight, and I was almost successful at growing corn.
It was a banner year in my garden, and the only thing I had changed was using Fish fertilizer. This year - it's on! I didn't waste any time. I started feeding my plants Fish fertilizer as soon as the buds started to break.
Look at what my raspberries looked like in July 2011 (one month after starting with Fish)
And look at what they looked like a month ago (April 2012.) If you can imagine, they are even taller and more robust already after just a few more weeks of growth. This picture is at a different angle, but the plants are already over 4 ft tall and loaded with flowers.
Bear with me on the dates not matching up perfectly. I only take sporadic gardening pictures. My hands are usually dirty when I'm out there.
So I mentioned that this year, I was going to be using Fish fertilizers extensively, and I mean it.
The product I used in my garden is OMRI Listed and allowed for use in organic crop production under USDA National Organic Program rules.
You can find the product here if you'd like to purchase it. All of the products are made from toxin-free and mercury-free fish.
I'm going to use this liberally on all of my garden this year!
Oh, and in case you are wondering - the products do not smell bad at all. Maybe you'd notice or be grossed out if you stuck your nose IN the container, but the fish smell is very slight (like a fish oil capsule) and is gone as soon as you add it to your plants.
My garden is out in the open and I talk to at least 2 or 3 people about it every single day. They all want to know what I use and how I get my plants to look so A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am proud to tell them that I garden organically, to show how I compost, mulch, and use natural fertilizers. I've even been fertilizing when people have walked by and have let people smell the Fish fertilizer. They are always shocked at how easy it is to use and how great the results are.
I'll update this blog with our gardening results as they unfold. I am hoping for a bumper crop of tomatoes this year and will let you know how they fair..
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