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In another thread, John said something about how the alaska fish fertilizer is less than organic.

John, I am prepared to use up what I have and never buy this stuff again.  Can you help me to understand what makes it icky?

 
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The Bullocks use bags of dried fish bits for fertilizer. They get it somewhere on the coast, at least that was practice while I was there. Dave would have details...

It seemed very benign, like the fish-bits are just waste from a major processing place. Some vegans may not want to participate in that, but it IS waste that wouldn't otherwise be used.
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I haven't been involved much with the use, but I know that we use Alaska Fish Fertilizer in our compost tea mix. Currently, we're using a liquid product, but we've usually used a powder. I think we had trouble finding it this spring, but I'm not sure.

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Here is an interesting article on the making of Alaska Brand Fish Emulsion Fertilizer:
http://www.rainyside.com/resources/fishfert.html

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