Excellent liquid fertilizer made from fish emulsion, seaweed, and molasses. The analysis is 4-2-4-3S. The sulfur in the molasses greatly reduces the fish smell. The product contains a biostimulant/soil penetrant. Liquid products that contain fish, seaweed, molasses and dry products that contain poultry manue and other natural ingredients, such as Bioform 4-2-4- with 3 percent sulfur for lawns: 2 to 4 quarts per acre, diluted in 20 gallons water. For all other: 4 tablespoons per gallon of water. Bioform Dry 5-3-4 with 1 percent sulfur. 40 pound bag covers approximately 2000 square feet. Water well.
Question: I built a home in a new subdivision and have been doing standard organic fertilization. I have also added earthworm castings and lava sand and have foliar sprayed a couple of times with Garrett Juice, with Bioform and Agrispon. So far, I haven't seen a single earthworm. I have plenty of roly-polies, spiders, crickets and fire ants. Last week, I treated the whole yard with diatomaceous earth and compost, as you recommend, to deter chinch bugs. Do I need to buy some worms? What more should I do? I bought a 50-pound bag of dry molasses today. B.G., Mansfield
Answer: Dry molasses used at a rate of about 20 pounds per 1000 square feet should be all you need to get the earthworms moving in and doing their magic. There's no need to purchase worms. If conditions are good, they will come.