Where to Find Fishbone

Author Ellen Vande Visse Fishbone Meal Through Alaska Sea-Ag Soil Amendments to Feed the Soil & Soil Food Web “Feeding the soil to feed the plant.” Please call/text us with questions. Robert 907-232-2735 Website http://www.alaskasea-ag.com Fishbone Meal –What is it? It is the ground up bones from Kodiak fisheries, with a bit of ground-up gut …

Spring Soil Preparation

Author Ellen Vande Visse Tips for Spring Soil Preparation in South Central Alaska Wisdom from Bob Greig*, Founder of Alaska Sea-Ag LIME: Use high-calcium lime, rather than dolomite lime (unless your soil test recommends otherwise) You have to ask specifically for it in the stores and check bag labels. NITROGEN: Use fishbone meal (earthworms love …

Storing Left Over Fertilizer

Author Ellen Vande Visse Got Left-Over Fertilizers? Be sure to transfer them into metal garbage cans with lids strong buckets with lids or something equally secure Protect it from squirrels, voles, mice, dogs, cats, shrews. They love your garden amendments that smell so delicious and nutritious!

Organic Fertilizers Quick Reference Guide

Author Ellen Vande Visse ORGANIC FERTILIZERS – Quick Reference List THE GOAL: build healthy soil with 3 M’s: Minerals, Microbes, & organic Matter. Select the lower application rate to maintain fertility. Apply the higher rate only for extremely poor soil. Calculate actual need from a soil test. Don’t guess. Too much is as harmful as …

Organic Fertilizer Prices at Arctic Organics 2021

Author Arctic Organics Organic Fertilizer Prices at Arctic Organics 2021 River and Sarah Bean, www.arcticorganics.com 1305 N. Smith Rd. Palmer, Alaska (907) 746-1087 cell (907) 355-2094 Email: info@arcticorganics.com Complete Fertilizer Mix for greens, general vegetables and flowers; anything except carrots, potatoes and tomatoes………………$2.50/lb Comes in 2lb and 5lb Ziploc bags. Bulk if you bring a …

Home Made Teas to Nourish Your Plants

Author Ellen Vande Visse Home-Made Teas to Nourish Your Plants “This series is to help you sort out fertilizers in liquid or tea form for your growing operations.” –Ellen Vande Visse The beauty of teas: Teas penetrate down to roots. Thus, you don’t have to dig them in like solid fertilizers, or disturb the roots …

Manure Tea to Nourish Your Plants

Author Ellen Vande Visse Teas #2 Manure Tea to Nourish Your Plants If you are someone rich in a livestock manure source, you can make manure tea to fertilize your garden plants. By livestock, I mean 4-legged mammals and poultry. Note that this is not compost. It’s raw poop from cows, horses, pigs, rabbits, llamas, …

Organic Fertilizer Primer

Author Ellen Vande Visse Organic Fertilizer Primer A quick reference My gratitude to you on your commitment to nurture living soil! By choosing organic fertilizers, you feed your microbe armies, and then they cycle those nutrients. You are putting the parts of the program together, hurrah! The Basics: I highly recommend that you get a …

Conventional/Chemical Fertilizers vs. Organic Ones

Author Ellen Vande Visse Conventional/Chemical Fertilizers vs. Organic Ones What are the Problems? We use salt fertilizers on crop land & we inadvertently: scald soil microbes burn up soil carbon make crops thirsty, water, and weak which produce less yield which invites pests and diseases which further seduces us into using more of the same …

Fertilizing Organically

Author Ellen Vande Visse Fertilizing Organically Using Approved Soil Amendments Organically approved fertilizers can sound a bit strange! They can naturally occurring rock powders, like colloidal rock phosphate. They can also be ground-up plant materials like alfalfa meal, or granulated animal materials like bone meal. They can also sourced as liquids. These sources of fertilizers …