Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizer
Neptune’s Harvest Fertilizer‘s parent company, Ocean Crest Seafood’s Inc., in Gloucester, MA. (America’s oldest seaport) inadvertently ended up in the organic fertilizer business. A wholesale seafood company established in 1965, Ocean Crest had a need to dispose of the fish remains created after processing, called gurry. Gurry makes up 60 to 70% of the fish after it is filleted. Ocean Crest got together with researchers from the University of Massachusetts’ marine station and developed the process of turning the gurry into fertilizer, which allows the company to use 100% of the fish. The fertilizer is made using a unique cold process, so none of the heat sensitive nutrients and enzymes are destroyed. Multiple species of fish, caught well offshore in the cold, clean, mineral rich North Atlantic Ocean are used. It is ground fresh the day it comes in off the boats, so it doesn’t stink like Fish Emulsions and it works much better.
The Fish Fertilizer is beneficial to the environment in more than one way. First of all, it is organic. To make the products, they use what nature has given them from the ocean, which is nature’s perfect source for the nutrients plants and soil need to stay healthy (in nature’s perfect balance). Secondly, the company uses every part of the seafood, so there is no waste that is being dumped back into the ocean or sent to landfills; instead, the “waste” is used to help grow stronger, healthier plants.
The whole world use to be under ocean water. They found Fish fossils on the top of Mount Everest. Ever since then it’s been demineralizing. By adding products from the ocean back to the soil, it replenishes it, and brings it back to life.
Fish Fertilizer not only helps create healthy plants and soil, but use of the product eliminates, or greatly reduces, the need to use pesticides or any other chemicals, which reduces the negative impact on the environment. The Fish also builds up the organic matter in the soil, which sequesters carbon and helps the soil retain moisture, so growers don’t need to use as much water.
The Fish has much more than NPK. It contains micro and macro nutrients, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, trace elements, enzymes, omega oils and naturally occurring growth hormones. It builds the biological life of the soil and feeds the beneficial bacteria and soil microbes. It also builds the brix (sugar) in the plant making it less susceptible to insect damage and disease and it makes everything taste better. Crops grown with the Fish will be more nutritional, because of all the nutrients you are feeding them. Fish raises the TDN (total digestible nutrients) and RFV (relative feed value) making very nutrient dense food. If put on hay and pasture the animals will be very healthy and calm.
You will see higher yields and better quality crops, on everything you grow, when you use the Fish Fertilizer. It is highly concentrated so it goes a long way. For home use, you only need 1 oz. per gallon of water every 1-2 weeks.
Neptune’s Harvest has expanded their line over the years. In addition to the Fish Fertilizer there is also Liquid Fish & Seaweed Blend, Straight Seaweed, Lawn Starter, Turf Formula, Rose &Flowering, Tomato &Veg and 2 dry products, Crab Shell and Kelp Meal.
The products come in retail sizes for home use, and bulk sizes for farms.
A final fun fact about Neptune’s Harvest is that it is a family-run businesses. Out of 45 employees, 16 are family. To learn more, please visit the website, or call the toll free number.