A natural fertilizer
If you like to garden organically, here's a natural fertilizer idea. Fish have been used as soil fertilizer since the American Indians first began farming the land centuries ago. Fish Rich is an organic liquid plant fertilizer (2-3-2) made from the remains of perch raised and processed at Bell Aquaculture, a fish farm in Indiana. Because the fish are raised in a pristine environment, what's going into the soil is pure and free of anything unnatural -- so it's garden and human safe. In addition to pre-mixed Fish Rich, the company can create custom-blended fertilizer to fit your needs.
It's sustainability in action; what others consider waste, they use as a way to return nutrients to the earth. Visit www.bellaquaculture.com.
And finally, here's a great tip from a Horticulture magazine reader for quick mulching in a mixed border where dormant or newly emerging perennials need protection from smothering mulch or errant wheelbarrow tires.
"I hoard large plastic nursery pots to pop over fragile plant crowns before I mulch, anchoring them with rocks if the weather is windy. One- to five-gallon pots have all proven handy for me."
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.