Coast of Maine Liquid Fertilizers


 "Coast of Maine" presents the ocean's harvest... Kelp, squid, crab and salmon... each brings special properties to boost your harvest!

Flowers, vegetables and indoor plants will thrive, given the proper balance of organic nutrients.  This is not the blue, water soluble, chemical, crystallized fertilizer your grandparents used.  Those do provide adequate feeding, but push plants almost too quickly, leading to loose, open, cellular structure, leaving plants more prone to invasion by insects and disease.  Such fertilizers soon dissipate, leaching out, leaving little of value behind to sustain your plants or nourish the soil.

Smell?  What smell?  Any Coast of Maine product is "the real thing."  Such organic, liquid concentrates are not for the faint of heart (or nose!).  As you might suspect, being organic and from the ocean, there is a bit of an odor.  Once you experience the benefits, your aversion to that organic odor (which quickly dissipates) becomes a nonissue.  In fact, you'll find yourself embracing it, as the "fragrance" is a reminder you are being a good steward of the earth... at least in your little corner.

Why feed organically?  Providing micro-nutrients and trace elements found in organic material, whether harvested from land or sea, not only directly feeds your plants, but builds a healthy soil base by feeding and encouraging the establishment of beneficial microorganisms and fungi.

How to apply?  If you are up for a little hand-watering on a schedule outlined on each product, you have the required skill set!  Dilution rate is 2 ounces per gallon, whether you choose a watering can or sprayer.  Applied to foliage and/or to roots via a hose-end sprayer, the task is quick and simple.  Using our favorite "Bonide Auto Mix" sprayer, simply pour 6 ounces of your chosen Coast of Maine fertilizer concentrate into the jar and fill with water to the six gallon mark.  Attach sprayer top (with siphon hose installed) and set the top dial to the 6-gallon setting.  Turn on your hose spigot, slide sprayer control to "ON" and you're ready to start feeding.  

Keep moving!  Why?  These Coast of Maine organics won't burn, but you'll use significantly more than required if you linger.  So, for the most efficient and economical use of these water-soluble products, stay on the move.  Feed very early in the morning or late in the day... feeding when sun is shining strongly upon your garden, magnifies the water droplets on foliage, leading to leaf scorch.

Which Coast of Maine organic concentrate will bring your gardens or potted plants up to peak performance?  Let's consider the benefits and best recommendations for each...

1. Crab Concentrate, all-natural plant food for fruit and veggies, 

1-2-0

Description...

Atlantic red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) are sustainably harvested and processed in New Bedford, Mass.The fresh shells and bodies are hydrolyzed by an enzymatic cold digestion process, preserving their remarkable nutritional benefits.

How to Use: Water-in or spray directly on foliage, flowers and fruit by thoroughly covering all leaf surfaces, preferably in early morning or late  afternoon. Apply four times:when plants first begin to leaf, when flower buds first appear, just as flowers emerge, and when vegetables and fruit begin to mature.

Indoors, water-in or spray every 3 or 4 weeks.

Application & Dilution Rates: Shake well before using and dilute

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) per gallon of water.

2. Squid Concentrate, all-natural plant food for indoor plants, 2-3-0

Description...

Inshore squid (Loligo pealet) are caught off the New England Coast and landed at Point Judith and Galilee, Rhode Island. The fresh, food grade residues, including ink sacs, are then transformed into a truly exceptional plant food by a unique enzymatic cold digestion process.

How to Use: For feeding all indoor house and tropical plants. Or, use as a supplemental nutrient source when growing hydroponically. Can also be used outdoors on annuals, roses, perennials, vegetables, fruit, shrubs and trees.

Every 3 or 4 weeks water-in, or spray directly on leaves and flowers, thoroughly covering all leaf surfaces. Do not spray on plants with fuzzy leaves like African violets. 

Outdoors, apply four times preferably in the early morning or late afternoon, during the growing season: when plants first begin to leaf. when flower buds first appear, just as flowers emerge, and when vegetables and fruit begin to mature.

Application & Dilution Rates: Shake well before using and dilute 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) per gallon of water. For hydroponic growers, application rates will vary per crop and system used.

3. Kelp Concentrate, all-purpose organic plant food, 0-0-2

Description...

Made entirely from kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) or common rockweed, responsibly harvested from the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy. These remarkable plants are an incredibly rich source of many of the nutrients known to contribute to plant growth and health.

How to Use: For feeding all indoor and outdoor plants including annuals, roses, perennials, vegetables, fruit, shrubs and trees. Water-in or spray directly on leaves and flowers by  thoroughly covering all leaf surfaces preferably in early morning or late afternoon.

Outdoors, apply four times during the growing season: when plants first begin to leaf, when flower buds first appear, just as flowers emerge, and when vegetables and fruit begin to mature.  Indoors, water-in or spray every 3 or 4 weeks.

Application & Dilution Rates: Shake well before using and dilute 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) per gallon of water

.4. Salmon Concentrate, organic plant food for roses and flowers, 2-2-0

Description...

Passamaquoddy Bay salmon (Salmo salar) and spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) are naturally oily fish. Their fresh residues are converted into a truly exceptional plant food by a unique enzymatic cold digestion process preserving all the remarkable benefits of fish and fish oil.

How to Use: For feeding roses and all flowering annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and fruiting  plants. Water-in or spray directly on leaves and flowers by thoroughly covering all leaf surfaces, preferably in early morning or late afternoon.

Apply four times during the growing season: when plants first begin to leaf, when flower buds first appear. just as flowers emerge, and when vegetables and fruit begin to mature.

Application & Dilution Rates: Shake well before using and dilute 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) per gallon of water.

Important Reminder: This applies to all of the above C-O-M liquid organic fertilizers....

Storage & Use: Store in a cool, dry place and keep tightly sealed.

Mix with water just before use. Do not save any unused mixture.


Corliss Culture Sheets by Deb Lambert for Corliss Bros Garden Center, Ipswich, MA...Product descriptions courtesy Coast Of Maine Products website.

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