Sea Fertilizer – An Amazing Organic Fertilizer From The Ocean


Hey guys! It’s Phil from SmilingGardener.com
and I’m finally back at the garden here, talking about sea fertilizer today. It was
a bit of an anxious year because I broke new ground and put in a new vegetable garden this
year. And I basically, I planted a bunch of stuff mostly in June and seeded a bunch of
stuff and I left for ended up being about five weeks and it’s at my parents’ house. So my parents were here to water it for the
most part but they weren’t here all the time and you know when you put in a garden,
a vegetable garden you wanna be here every day. There’s all kinds of things you wanna
do every day so I was a little nervous about how it was gonna turn out. It turned out actually,
turned out, worked out really well especially for a first year on new soil. The soil is not all that great yet and you
know I’m working on it with things like sea fertilizer, but I guess you can see part
of it behind me here, there’s some green and herbs. I really like to plant things all
together really biodiverse not straight rows. So I have, you know, I have 30 plants behind
me right here. That’s mostly greens and herbs, so that turned out great. And I also
show you more about that for the coming weeks and months. Today, what I want to talk about was, oh!
If you haven’t picked up the 50 Vital Organic Gardening Lessons for Becoming a Better Organic
Gardener, you can do that at SmilingGardener.com, right on the main page. I’m sure you had
heard me talked about that before. And today what I want to talk about is, one
of the first things I did when I came back is I put together a concoction and I sprayed
my plants. And if you guys have been watching me for a while, you’ll know that I like
to do a lot of foliar feeding and spraying directly on to the plants. And today, I wanna
talk about one of the ingredients that I like to use. And the reason I started thinking about this
was last night my dad was asking me about the health benefits and environmental implications
of eating fish and things like that because my wife is a holistic nutritionist. And she
and I work together teaching people about health and things like that. And he was asking
about fish and he was asking about trout and I started thinking about the research by Dr.
Maynard Murray. He was an ear, nose and throat doctor who
did a lot of research in the ocean because he was dejected! All the people who were coming
to him with all kinds of diseases and diabetes and arthritis and things like that, and eventually
his research took him to the ocean where he found that ocean trout live quite a long time. They didn’t get any cancer, they got pretty
big where as lake trout were smaller. They on average they were getting cancer after
I think it was 5 and a half years is what its averaged out to be. I think it was lung
(liver) cancer so eventually his research led him to believe that all of the, the fact
that all of our minerals eventually make their way into our oceans. It’s a very mineral
rich place, it’s the reason why the life in the ocean is so much healthier than the
life on land. So he started getting the navy to bring in railroad cars of ocean water. He bought a farm. And he was doing experiments
on his farm watering and he just noticed huge improvement in the health of his plants. You
know bigger yield, much less pest infestations, healthier plants all around, that tasted better
and stored longer and things like that. So I got really excited about sea fertilizer
and I think what I am going to do today is post on my blog on how you can go about using
ocean water or you can purchase a product to use it. And if I post it on my blog that
way I can show you how like the amount to use and how to dilute it and things like that.
So, if you’re not already watching it here, if you’re on YouTube or something you can
go, I’ll put a link below to this blog post. See, you can use ocean water but he eventually
started using more concentrated forms and what’s going on today is products like this
that don’t look all that nice. It’s just ocean water but it’s very concentrated ocean
water, its very pristine and this one is called Sea-Crop, it’s the brand name, and I think
It’s one of the best, it’s the one that I always used. I’m sure there are a lot of other ones out
there that are good too; and really what it is, it’s ocean water, so it’s you know,
over 80 minerals from the ocean. The way they make this one is there’s other
organic living substances in there too. You know just bioactive substances, and really
really super amazing to use in the garden. On the blog I’ll show you how. The research the he did, if you wanna learn
more about the research and just so much proof out there about how this works, you could
read his book “Sea Energy Agriculture”, where he covers a lot of the research, one
that always sticks in my mind about this product, the Sea-Crop is it was use in an independent
trial on tomatoes and they got 89% more tomatoes on their plants and 44% bigger tomatoes. So
just a lot more yield and not just yield, you know it’s also about improved health
and taste and storage and all that kinds of stuff. So, yeah I post on the blog more about this
and I also talked this there are some questions people often have about, you know, some of
them they are a little bit concerned about using what is a, maybe salty product on their
gardens. So, I’ll address it there. I just don’t want this video to become too long. So I’ll put a link below to that. You could
also when you’re there, you can pick up the 15 Vital Lessons for Becoming a Better
Organic Gardener – just some lessons that I learned earlier on when I was studying this
stuff that I thought were really cool. So I put them all together for you for free. And I will be showing lots more videos about
this garden over the next little while, I just–I’m excited to get in here we’re
eating from it every day all kinds of good stuff. So, that’s all for now and I’ll
see you next week.

20 thoughts on “Sea Fertilizer – An Amazing Organic Fertilizer From The Ocean

  1. i dont know how much that seacrop water cost but i would think that a cheaper solution would be to buy unrefined seasalt in bulk and dilute it in water, but its probably just cheaper to buy that stuff. peace

  2. Years ago I read that one of the ancient Central or South American tribes experimented with using a percentage of seawater mixed with freshwater to irrigate thier crops.

    Even though I first read about this sea minerals 5+ years ago, I still have not tried the stuff. I have been using rock dusts for years though and I have a 35 year old 900 page organic gardening book that stresses the importance of rock dusts and multch for a successful organic garden.

    Real living organics is Old School!

  3. Does anybody have access to just simply straight ocean water, somebody living near the ocean like in Vancouver?

  4. Jus remember to be careful where you souce your ocean water from – to avoid pollutants. Much of the oceans near land are now, dasly, horribly polluted, and many of these pollutants will affect the growth of plants, and/or be taken up by the plants – and consumed by you.

  5. impressed with what im learning from you , as far as a liquid fish fertilizer is concerned , (, hydrolyzed ) , having no luck in finding any in the u.k. Any ideas !! aslo sea crop ,,,, some ones got to be selling these products in the u.k. by the way my garden compost in ready to use in a month , if you want my d.v.d. let me know ,,,, mick .

  6. cheers for that phil, been on the net & nothing about in the u.k. yet ! i have a bit of my compost methods on utube if interested , composting with mick poultney . eventually i want to use my compost as a growing medium .

  7. I think that if you would suggest to add ocean water to every garden of the world, you ought to also address the consequences of doing so. If nature split salty waters from earth, there must be quite a valid reason. Even if not used often, it does add up after a while.
    I am on the same side with Nature to keep salt away from my garden. Now how or where else could I get add minerals, naturally?

  8. Doesn't the salt cause harm to the plants and the soil web?
    I have used all of my used water from my fresh water aquariums in the garden, but I have always been worried about using the marine water due to the high salt levels.
    Would the water from a marine reef aquarium be ok on food crops?

  9. Where can the concentrated sea water be purchased? Do you recommend a particular company/brand? I'm very much interested.

  10. Ive been gardening for about a year now, and it seems the more I learn, the more I realize there's much more to learn. lol

    Recently found out about this topic of using sea water as an additive. I find this topic quite fascinating. I know of 3 companies at the moment which sell these types of products. SeaAgri, OceanSolution, and SeaCrop.
     
    Ocean Solution claims to harvest their solution from off shore, somehow concentrates the solution, and ships actual liquid. At first glance $50/gal of their product (plus shipping) seems expensive to me and therefore very likely unsustainable in the long run.

    SeaCrop claims to have removed the sodium, which makes me wonder how they are doing that, in addition to what other elements are being removed in the process. I also wonder about whether or not an accumulation of sodium is detrimental to inland plants, altho I see testimonials of others using these products with success. I suppose only personal testing will reveal the truth to me.

    SeaAgri harvests the sea salts from the Sea of Cortez, which they claim is unpolluted, even though its close to land. They evaporate the water, and sell the remaining salts. Ive located a dealer in my state of OR where I can buy 50lb of the salts for about $30.

    I think I will start testing the SeaAgri product first.

  11. I am starting to get into a hydroponics system and was wondering if this product would be good along with a strong N-P-K fertilizer and if so how much to add per gal? because the roots will have direct contact with the water will it be less or the same 1/3 cup? great channel man!!!

  12. Thanks to Fukushima cesium is being found in the Atlantic as well as the Pacific. This without even getting into discussions regarding mercury, dioxin, cyanide, et cetera… Today's oceans are chemical toilets that are completely poisoned. Ask any lab to analyze the sea minerals you are dumping on your garden, if they do their job they will find heavy metals, and much much more.

  13. I live 2 minutes walk from the sea so I can get seawater easy, but I'm lazy and urine also grows really good tasty tomatoes for free and it has some sodium just like seawater.

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