Top Reasons Why Our Fish Hydrolysate Fertilizers is Good for Cannabis Growing
Gardeners all over the world aim at getting the best yield and making profits from their produce. The use of organic fertilizers has been found effective for this purpose but primarily the most impactful of these organic fertilizers are fish hydrolysate. With this in mind, we set out to develop our own fish hydrolysate fertilizers, developing our Grow and Bloom formulations from fish hydrolysate. Let’s discuss in detail why you should switch to our Fish Hydrolysate base nutrients.
Fish hydrolysate is the most recent of all fish fertilizer products in the market. It is made up of fish and simple and complex sugars. It is produced from chopped fish (Ritchie and Mackie, 1982), digested with enzymes - proteases, lacto bacillus or chemicals and acidified with phosphoric acid. Some manufacturers use chemicals to aid in the decomposition of the fish and others may involve some type of heating mechanism in the production process. Our fish hydrolysate is manufactured through a cold process that enhances nutrient preservation especially fats and oils, vitamins, proteins and micro-nutrients thus reducing damage that otherwise would destroy many of these beneficial elements. WE NEVER USE HEAT. When these manufacturers use heat in their processes, it can effectively kill and burn off many of the amazing goodies that are found within cold processed fish hydrolysate. In our fish hydrolysates, no chemicals are used in the breakdown of the fish, instead we utilize enzymes that digest the fish into plant absorb-able components.
There are other types of fish fertilizers, like fish emulsion, and fish meal. They all have their unique benefits, but fish hydrolysate is too exceptional and thus should not be categorized as the same as these products. Omega Grow and Omega Bloom fish hydrolysate are lower in pH and unlike fish emulsion, does not undergo heating and skimming processes that destroy fats and oils, and chains of amino acids. Fish hydrolysate is easy for plant consumption and serves as food for fungi in the soil. It’s also fast acting and can be easily absorbed into the plant. Usually, within one application you’ll see your plants’ leaves reaching for the sky. It’s so effective that even in a single foliar spray application you’ll see benefits.
Application of Fish Hydrolysate
For maximum productivity, application of fish hydrolysate for plants is very effective when microbial activities are at its peak and capable of utilizing the nutrients made available to them. That’s why it’s important to keep a healthy microbial biomass which can be boosted with applications of our other products Beta Balls (a microbial enhancer and trace mineral granule) FulBase (a carbohydrate derived fulvic acid high in aminos, fulvic acid, and sugars that will feed your microbes, BioRhize (our microbial inoculant) and MycoRhize (a diverse blend of 12 species of fungi, kelp, and humic acids).
Methods of application:
- In most cases, it can be used directly to soils as drench or added to foliar sprays.
- Inoculation into compost to increase fungal population and adding nitrogen
- Mixing with water during plants watering to boost populations of micro-organisms in the soil
The Benefits of Fish Hydrolysate
They are human-friendly
One of the top reasons to use our fish hydrolysates for cannabis is that it has several modes of application. Its low odor nature makes it possible to be applied around homes, without having issues with neighbors. Compared to fish emulsion, fish hydrolysates are a blessing to growers for their low odor output. Have you ever smelled fish emulsion? I recommend you don’t, you might throw up a lung!
Good Nutrient Source
It is a complete source of nutrient with little or no side effects. It assists in root development and promotes seed germination. It increases nitrogen levels and contains calcium which is very significant for boosting the Brix level in plants (Ritchie and Mackie, 1982). Fish hydrolysate supplies iron necessary for growing and stabilizing chlorophyll production. It also contains numerous trace elements, thus, excellent for supporting plant growth.
Improves Soil Health
In the soil, most of the damages done by the excessive use of chemicals are restored with the use of fish hydrolysate. It is a healthy source of food for soil microorganisms and the mycorrhizae which help roots to take up water and nutrients. Omega Grow and Omega bloom provide these microbial organisms with a source of food to reproduce which results in the manufacture of more organic nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for uptake by roots (Moravec et al., 2015). As the microbial organisms grow, the Bacteria and Fungi disintegrate nutrients making them available to the plant. The microbial movements in and around the soil loosen the dirt and recycle nutrients (Whiting et al., 2016). It also supplies food for soil macro-organisms such as earthworms which improves organic matter content and quality of soils where plants grow. It harnesses soil aeration (movement of air in and out of the soil) within the particles hence, leading to soil enrichment since the nutrients are well distributed. This therefore, gives plants a balance of both the primary and secondary nutrients, thus, having strong and steady plant growth, resulting in high ability to resist pest and diseases (Zeehnder, 2015). By providing your cannabis plants with our fish hydrolysates, you will be providing your plants with the highest quality organic fertilizers known to man that will ensure you the frostiest and densest buds. Brix levels will go through the roof effectively increasing oil and terpene production. Don’t believe us? Just give fish hydrolysates a try.
Finally, fish hydrolysate promotes not only the health of the plant. It also promotes the health of the soil and micro and macro organisms that live in them. It has no remarkable side effects yet does wonders for our cannabis gardens. Fish hydrolysate is a wonderful friend of cannabis farmers and needs to be widely adopted for optimum cannabis production.
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