Transplanting Plants

Transplanting our plants is what most of do. Whether we start from seeds or buy small plants to put in the garden.  This transplanting is a stressful period for young garden and vegetable plants. Minimizing transplant shock keeps plants growing vigorously, avoiding
unnecessary setbacks that can delay flowering and reduce yields.

How can get the most out of your transplanted plants?

• Avoid transplanting during the day to avoid root desiccation or drying out.
• Cloudy weather is the best time to transplant.
• Keep the soil moist until plant root systems become well-established.
• Use a mixture of one ounce of AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer (NOF)  and one-half ounce of AGGRAND Liquid Bonemeal (NBM) with one gallon of water for bare root soaking.

                                   Free AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer Guide
Stuart Fluke
Independent T-1 Certified AGGRAND Dealer

Fish Used for Fertilizer

I would like to tell you about a great fertilizer that is made from fish. The process is called Fish Emulsion. Thou using fish for fertilizer is nothing new. The story of Squanto, a Native American who showed the Plymouth Rock pilgrims how to use fish to fertilize their corn plants. Egyptian children learn about their ancestors using fish to feed plants along the Nile, and Peruvian youths are taught that their pre-Columbian ancestors put a kernel of corn into the mouth of a fish and planted the whole thing.

Fish fertilizer is fertilizer made from fish or fish parts. However, not all fish fertilizers have the same characteristics. In fact, there are actually different categories of fish fertilizer, so don’t just walk into a store and pick up whatever is on the shelves without doing a bit of homework first.

Fish fertilizers have advantages over their chemical counterparts. First, they can be totally organic with all the benefits associated with improved soil structure, increased microbial life and better plant health. Second, fish fertilizers don’t burn plants as readily as chemical fertilizers. Fish fertilizers generally have slower release rates and they don’t need to be applied as often. Moreover, fish fertilizers are not readily leached from the soil, rather they are held in the bodies of the microbes that turn then into plant food. Finally, they often contain trace nutrients not found in chemical formulas.

Here is a free pdf document Fish Emulsion-Based Fertilizer Vs. Fish Hydrolysate-Based Fertilizer.

Stuart Fluke
Independent T-1 Certified AGGRAND Dealer