I've depleted the soil in which I grow my fruits and vegetables by years of planting too close and not rotating crops as I ought.
End result? Lackluster plants equally lacking in nutrients.
It's time to put those trace nutrients back into the soil with Neptune's Harvest Organic Fertilizer. Healthy and well fertilized plants produce more nutrient dense produce.
P.S. And if deer aren't so "dear" to you because they eat all your plants and crops.....you're going to be thrilled to learn about what Neptune's Harvest can offer you!
And don't even get me started on the blossom-end rot that has ravaged my tomatoes.
Winner gets this 4-piece fertilizer set from Neptune's Harvest including the fish & seaweed blend fertilizer, the 12 pound kelp meal fertilizer pail, the 12 pound crab & lobster shell pail and the Hudson Chameleon Hose End Sprayer for a fabulous $175 prize!
How to enter to WIN:
Just fill out the easy and fun SweepWidget form at the end of this post!
Support a U.S. family company in Neptune's Harvest!
And talk about a family business~ with 45 employees, 16 of those individuals are family with cousins, nieces, nephews and now grandchildren working for the business.
So at just 3.5 minutes, you have to watch this video about Neptune's Harvest! Besides, you're just going to love those Gloucester, Massachusetts accents!
Those Massachusetts accents are so fun that I would urge you to call Neptune's Harvest if you have any product questions. They know their products inside and out and can direct you to the right products to make your gardens thrive this year!
Thrive organically.....no harsh chemicals!
Talking with Ann over the phone cleared up a few fertilizer mysteries for me. I learned so much from our quick chat! You will, too!
Plants with a purpose
I invested some serious time investigating various fertilizers and different companies.
And when I stumbled upon Neptune's Harvest, it was pure love. And I knew it. Knew these were the products I wanted to use to enrich and pamper my soil after years of depletion.
I grew up working on a produce farm and I categorically refuse to use chemically laden products in my garden. Quick summery: Do they work? Yes. Are they bad? Yes.
Are you then eating food produced from bad chemicals. Again yes.
Let's avoid that trap and use Neptune's Harvest Organic Fertilizers instead to make our plants thrive!
Neptune's Harvest Organic Fertilizer should be used to build the quality of the soil and feed the biological life, too.
Neptune’s Harvest products not only increases yield, but also the quality of whatever you grow. Vegetables, herbs, and fruit will be very nutrient dense.
Critically important when replacing trace minerals in your soil.
Let's talk what products you need now to fix that garden soil!
1.) Fish & seaweed blend 2-3-1- makes up to 128 gallons of fertilizer!
Okay, maybe not all my problems but most of them.
If you're a longtime reader than you already know Tom and I use fish heads in our garden to promote growth and create the biggest and best tomatoes possible.
The fish heads worked, folks. The year we used them, our tomatoes were the talk of the town.
Neptune's Harvest has kicked it up a notch with their organic fish/seaweed blend fertilizer which I am beyond enthused to use in my garden this year. (Fingers crossed you win this contest...you're going to love this!)
Stats suggest that using the all-purpose fish/seaweed fertilizer on a regular basis not only increased marketable yields but also improved the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
But it stunned me to learn that fish and seaweed are known to build the natural sugar in plants. You know what that means? Super scumptious fruits and vegetables this summer.
Plus the increased sugar in the plants will make them less susceptible to insect damage and disease!
Experience transplant shock before? Yep. Me too. Fish & seaweed fertilizer is the product for you then.
Usage of fish & seaweed fertilizer also ignites more colorful flowers and foliage that is stronger as well. Blooms will be more plentiful, fragrant and longer lasting.
Use the fish & seaweed fertilizer roughly once a week on all your fruit and vegetable crops, trees, flowers, shrubs and even indoor plants to replenish and nourish!
And if you're one those "must have a lush and beautiful lawn" people, use the fish & seaweed fertilizer once a month during the growing season to keep it a vibrant green.
Even better? No yellow flags on your lawn indicating toxicity for 24 hours like all the other brands/companies.
The fish & seaweed fertilizer is safe for you, your kids and your pets. No harsh chemicals that could burn your lawn.
How about a drum roll please because the fish & seaweed fertilizer repels deer, too!
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?
2.) Kelp Meal 12 pound pail - 1-0-2 - multi-purpose plant food
Neptune's Harvest Organic Kelp Meal (1-0-2) is dried and ground Rock Weed (Ascophyllum Nodosum), which grows in the cold clean waters along the New England coast, and is known as the best marine plant available for agriculture today.
Now I know what you're thinking....but what does this fabulous soil conditioner smell like? Ground up seaweed. Go figure. Kelp smells and looks like kelp.
Kelp meal should be tilled in the soil before planting or can be top-dressed, incorporated into potting soils, seed beds and composting material.
But yes, to answer your question precise application amounts are given for your consideration right on the bucket. No worries!
Kelp meal is loaded in trace minerals and will not only add organic matter to your soil but will help it retain moisture. I'm depending on my kelp meal to build strong roots in all my plants!
Kelp meal will keep your lawn healthy and green and is perfect to mix with the Neptune’s Harvest crab shell.
Please be mindful that it's not an all-purpose fertilizer so you'll want to use it in conjunction with the fish & seaweed fertilizer.
3.) Crab & Lobster Shell 12 pound pail - 5-3-0 - multi-purpose plant food
Next time. Squirrels. Rabbits. Beware. I will plant those bulbs with crab & lobster shell because you have met your match. The shell will cut their pads so they'll leave my bulbs alone.
Time to give those squirrels and rabbits the headsup that it's not fine to dig up and eat bulbs. Just one more benefit to using crab & lobster shell in the garden.
High calcium fertilizers have been shown to benefit bulbs and flowers, too making them bigger and more vibrant in color!
Neptune’s Harvest organic crab & lobster shell is an excellent dry organic plant food, containing Calcium (17%) and Magnesium (1%).
Big bonus spin? Weeds hate calcium. So when you feed your plants crab shell loaded in calcium, you're nourishing your plants while discouraging weed growth. Yay!
Crab shell should be worked in the soil before planting, or top-dressed. But if you've already planted, just sprinkle on top of the soil around the plants and work in with your fingers.
Got slugs? Me too. Crab shell discourages slugs big time. They simple do not like it because it cuts them as they slime along.
And crab & lobster shell might just save your tomatoes this year from blossom-end rot and blight, your roses from black spot and powdery mildew on your squash.
It can be applied to lawns with a broadcast spreader showing amazing results with a healthy and thriving green lawn.
The crab & lobster shell works great with the kelp meal we've been talking about as well!
Again, crab & lobster shell is not a complete fertilizer and should be used in conjunction with the fish & seaweed blend for best results.
4.) Hudson Chameleon Hose End Sprayer
Not anymore. Neptune's Harvest sent me the Hudson Chameleon to make the application of their products even easier.
This sprayer works well with all of Neptune's Harvests liquid products.
You will love the convenience of this hose-end sprayer! I'm thrilled Neptune's Harvest included it for you in the giveaway!
The Hudson Chameleon makes applying all of these liquid fertilizers fast and easy! No mixing, no measuring, no mess! Just turn the dial to the 1 oz setting for outdoor plants and you are ready to go!
- Three changeable spray patterns — shower, fan, stream.
- Fits directly on our 1-gallon fertilizer concentrate bottles.
- Quick to connect — simple to use. Included adapter fits most all concentrate bottles.
- No measuring or pouring — eliminates contact with our fertilizers!
Let's talk deer one more time....
Not only do they eat vegetables and fruits, but while they are in my garden, they stomp on plants virtually destroying them.
But deer are vegetarians. So these fish/lobster/crab products are a huge deterrent for them.
Deer hate Neptune's Harvest products! Good for you. Good for your garden. And if you are fretting over the deer in my yard, don't worry, they get plenty from my pumpkins and leftover apple crop in the fall.
Obviously....I just fertilized my gardens with Neptune's Harvest products so I have no pictures yet of the bountiful fruits and veggies I'm anticipating this season!
Please stay tuned for pictures that I'll share with you later in the summer! Until then, happy fertilizing, folks!