Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Natural Fertilizers?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
Musketear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: High Rockies, Colorado
Posts: 100
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Natural Fertilizers?

Is there anything I can do to make a good organic/natural liquid fertilizer to use with my vines? I don't want to by anything, because the only stuff available around me is all the chemical nonsense.

Cheers,
Jeff


Musketear is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
anderj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
anderj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 334
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

get some fish fertilizer, that is what the commercial organic growers use


anderj is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
Ølbart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 217
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Spent coffee grounds, either composted or fresh. Some information.
Ølbart is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 10:25 PM   #4
Sawdustguy
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Manorville, New York
Posts: 2,781
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts

Default

I live on Long Island so there are lots of places to go Salt Water fishing. After I clean my catch I take the entrails and liquify them up in an old blender I keep in the shed. I take some of the liquid fish guts and fill a tupperware bowl with small rope in the middle and into the garage freezer it goes to make chum on a rope (I throw it overboard, tie it to a cleat and let it melt in the water. It works great for Bluefish or Shark). The rest goes to my wife for use as liquid fertilizer for her garden.
__________________
Guy

Sawdustguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 02:43 AM   #5
gratus fermentatio
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
gratus fermentatio's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Montana
Posts: 10,426
Liked 1578 Times on 953 Posts
Likes Given: 4102

Default

Start a compost heap, you can use it to mulch your plants, or make a sort of "compost tea" from it & use that to water your plants on a regular basis. The only drawback is the time it tkaes you to get compost suitable to make the tea from; assuming you're starting the heap from scratch. I know you said you don't want to buy anything due to the chemicals, but there really are some good all organic, natural products out there. You might find some useful info here: Fertilizer, worms, household waste composting, worm composting, red worms for composting Or you might try making fish emulsion fert from self caught fish like carp, you can catch carp all day long & people will thank you for it. Regards, GF.
gratus fermentatio is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #6
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,673
Liked 141 Times on 134 Posts

Default

Hop plants need huge amounts of nitrogen and it is tough to make a compost that can meet their requirements. Kitchen scrapes probably wouldn't do the trick. Composted manure works best.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 03:19 PM   #7
anderj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
anderj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 334
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

On a related note, does anyone here know how clover partitions it's nitrogen, i.e. what is the ratio of nitrogen in leafy parts to the roots. I always mulch my hops with white clover but I don't actually grow white clover over the hops. I can't find too much concerning this.
sorry for the hijack
-Ander


anderj is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Natural gas burners pt 2 hoplobster Equipment/Sanitation 27 02-11-2012 11:45 PM
A little Natural Gas Help Sawdustguy Brew Stands 2 05-15-2009 12:54 AM
LP vs Natural Gas Gammon N Beer Equipment/Sanitation 22 12-22-2007 02:17 PM
Fertilizers for Rhizomes Tilson General Beer Discussion 6 04-05-2007 10:15 AM
Going all natural (gas that is) Biermann Equipment/Sanitation 39 03-03-2007 07:47 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS