Good morning Friends ~ I've had two concerned friends contact me because I've not posted anything new in over a week, which is really unusual for me. Thank you for your concern, time just got away from me, between working more hours at my job, homecaring and gardening. Blogging takes time, time to take and edit pictures, time to write your thoughts, time to put it all together. I've been wanting to start the next embroidery piece too, but have only gotten as far as getting it drawn out on the fabric.
I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog, your kind comments, and for info and inspiration you all provide with your own blogs as well.
Because of all this activity on my blog, I got an email a week or so ago from Arthur at Fish-It Fertilizer, asking if I would try a sample of his product and post about it on my blog. I checked out the website, and said Yes, that I'd be glad to. When I sent him my snail mail addy, we realized just how small of a world we live in as he lives in the next town, the town where I work. So, to save on postage we met on Friday where I work, and it was a real pleasure to meet this energetic, positive, young man. He believes in his product and is dedicated to getting the word out. I am happy to give it a try in my humble gardens and help spread the info about this wonderful, organic fertilizer.
Today is the start of my fertilizing experiment with this fertilizer. I selected plants, two will be a comparison, the others will just be enjoying their new food.
This fertilizer smells so earthy and wonderful. It looks very rich.
Here are two rooted gardenia cuttings about the same size, that I got from Tom of Seventh Street Cottage last year. I chose the one without the spiderwort babies as the one to give the Fish-It too.
Here are more potted plants that I decided to give this fertilizer to, and keep record of. There are a few more also, but they are in the ground or in different pots around the property. I will keep tabs on them also. I need to get pictures of these as well.
In this picture I have a rooted Maman Cochet climber rose cutting, then there is an Impatiens with a baby cats whiskers plant in the same pot, and a sickly looking Mexican sunflower, that I rooted as a cutting in the pot on the right. The impatiens and the sunflower definitely need some help.
As you no doubt have guessed, Fish-It Fertilizer is made from just what it says. :-)
The idea started with Arthur and his Aunt Cathy, and the rest is history. This is a River Bottom Fertilizer. I asked Arthur about where his product comes from and this was his response: "The fish are Organically raised Rainbow Trout grow in a diverted natural creek. Water gets redirected from a creek into what are called raceways made from concrete. At the end of the farm the water flows back into the creek. The water from this creek flows into the Nantahala River which is quite popular for rafting and trout fishing." He also told me that the water in which these trout live is very clear and clean.
To read all about this organic fertilizer, go to Fish-It Fertilizer. There are also reviews and videos by others who have already tried this product. Who knows, maybe you'll want to order some for yourselves.
Thank you for following along with me as I try this new-to-me organic fertilizer. I will keep you posted.
Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL
Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL