4 out of 5 colonists agree that planting your corn on top of a fish results in better yields.
It’s no “fish story” that the colonists learned from the Native Americans to plant their corn crops with a fish. They didn’t know why it worked, but they knew that it did.
Today, we can understand that the decay of the fish provides a nitrogen rich environment for plants, and that nitrogen is essential for leaf growth and that leaf growth is essential for plant health. Corn needs plentiful amounts of nitrogen throughout it’s entire growth cycle. This makes perfect sense when you consider a kernel the size of pea will end up being six foot tall and produce hundreds of seeds.
I use a combination of a few fish based fertilizers with results that keep me content.
I use Sea Magic on everything for many reasons.
- It’s inexpensive. Generally under $5 per packet each packet makes 60 gallons. That’s pretty inexpensive.
- You make a “tea” with it then use the “tea” as a water supplement when you want to feed.
- I have never had a problem with “burning” plants, even the tiniest of seedlings when I use my kelp tea.
- Plants love it! The proof is in the pudding. Healthy plants, huge yields and gorgeous fruits and veggies.