Fish Emulsion Fertilizer

I have some fish emulsion fertilizer and want to fertilize my garden completely organically this year. I have corn, squash, watermelon, tomatoes, beans, peppers, egg plant and cantaloupe. Do I need to add anything else to the fish emulsion to make a complete fertilizer? Thanks in advance.

I posted this question in error earlier in the DIY section.


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,396 admin

    In addition to fish fertilizer for supporting green growth, I use a bit of organic bone meal fertilizer when setting out plants, shrubs and trees. I use a bloom fertilizer later when things are starting to bloom and set fruit. Alaska brand products are listed as organic although there seems to be some debate over their MorBloom product due to the source of the phosphorus.

    A soil test kit might help you decide exactly what type of fertilizer products are needed for your garden.

  • Karen
    Karen Posts: 10 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the comment Torey. We have a very high pH soil and well water is very high also. Do I still need bone meal?

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,396 admin

    @Karen Our soil and water are also very alkaline. A lot of calcium salts but also iron, copper and other minerals. I still add bone meal when transplanting. Phosphorus is one of the main nutrients in bone meal and it is required for good root development and growth.