Alaska Fish Fertilizer Review With Case Study & Application Guide

Alaska Fish Fertilizer is a trending topic among gardeners. This product has hundreds of positive reviews. Besides, it offers a 5-1-1 fertilizer ratio. And claim to thrive in all plants. Does it worth buying?

Recently, it is the talk of the town. One of our community members said that it saves his tomato plant from dying. So, I decided to test it nearly a year (11 months) ago.

If you are curious like me, in this review, l describe what you can expect from it. Also, there will be a list of plants. Later, You will find the complete fertilization guide explaining when and how to apply it. But, most importantly, share my experience of using it.

Let’s learn are they worth trying?

Alaska Fish Fertilizer 5-1-1 Review:

Alaska Fish Fertilizer 5-1-1

Alaska Fish Fertilizer is an organic, liquid slow-release,.made in USA fertilizer. It has an NPK ratio of 5% nitrogen, 1 % phosphorus, and 1% of potassium. Besides this, fish emulsion fertilizer also includes sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, and 8+ nutrients.

Moreover, if you are an organic gardener, it’s an OMRI certified for natural growth. Now, fish fertilizers are popular among farmers. It’s an excellent source of nutrients like proteins, amino acids, and oils. 

The advantage of using fish emulsion fertilizer is are 1) it organic, 2) nutrients are slowly released, and the effects last longer.

However, these plants have some e advantages and drawbacks.


  • Easy to use, and you can use a spray.
  • An organic slow-release plant food. 
  • Pet and kids-friendly. 
  • Don’t scorch the plants. As it is mild and breaks down slowly, it leaves less likely to burn than synthetics solutions.
  • A rich source of fish nutrients releases to enhance the power and vigor of your plants.
  • It can be used in both indoor and outdoor plans.
  • A dust-free fertilizer.
  • It can aid in growing mostly anything you want to grow in your garden. 


  • Like most other fertilizers made with fish, it has an odor. It attracts flies until the smell disappears.  
  • It will not mix in Hydroponic systems. 

Now, what I have experienced? 

How it Impacts in Garden- A Case Study. 

It is an excellent source of healthy plant foods. They work fine. Moreover, you will notice the change in a week. It’s stinky and attracts flies.

However, the process to use it is simple, mix it with water and spray it using a sprayer or garden hose. Besides, when you mix it into the water, it reduces the small to a tolerable situation.

Now, the question is how it works on plants?

Fast, of all, I am not a great fan of fish fertilizers. Native Americans used to place small fish in the soil. So, it makes me try an ancient farming method

The first thing I have noticed that it is stinky. However, the manufacturer, Lilly Miller, claims that it usage wintergreen oil, which is nearly odorless. If you have picked one, you will be overwhelmed with this unpleasant smell.

Clam down! Don’t panic!

Your plant will love it. I had used this in a fig tree. After two days, I had noticed new leaves are sprouting. That was impressive. Till now, my plants are growing well.

So, I have decided to test it on my tomato plants because people are having success.
Alaska Fish Fertilizer Review

From the beginning, the plants look healthy, and the bloom was excellent. So fur they are growing well and have plump tomatoes. More than I have expected. They grow to their full potential.

However, I don’t think you should use it for indoor house plants. The small one that bothers me the most.

After applying it in plants, the odor will remain for the next 2 or 3 days. It will attract your pets. But, it can help your plants even when they are dying due to nutrients deficiency.

Now, If you need to apply it to an indoor plant, you may require them to place it outside for 2-3 days. Another thing you can try is using a small amount of fertilizer at a time. I haven’t tried it, but it might work.

What Plants Will Love Alaska Fish Fertilizers

You can apply it to most of the plants, vegetables, and flowers. Here is a list that I have made with the help of our community.

It is a very mild liquid fertilizer (5-1-1), there’s why it can be used as food for most of the plants in our garden and pots.

  • Indoor Plants – All house plants, ornamental plants
  • Outdoor plants – tropical plan, berries, perennials. Shrubs and bulbs.
  • Most of the vegetables
  • Flowers & Herbs 
  • Potted and raised bed garden plants, vegetables, flowers.  

How & When to Apply Alaska Fish Fertilizer

To get the most out of any soil adhesive, the proper application process is necessary. 

Too often, people don’t read the user manual, which may convert into bad results. However, this fertilizer is very easy to use.

Here are the steps to use the Alaska Fish Fertilizer 5-1-1. 

The application process is straightforward, mix it with the recommended amount of water, and then spray it on the plant. Avoid spraying in the leaf and flowers as it may allure flies.

One gallon of this fish fertilizer can be sprayed in 25 sqft. Be wise to understand when your plants lack nutrients. Increase the amount of fertilizer a bit. The best time to apply fertilizer is when they are actively growing. Similarly, please don’t use it on a hot afternoon.

Fertilizer Application Process in Outdoor: 

  • Apply fertilizer every 21-25 days, when they are actively growing or blooming. 
  • For shrubs, perennials, and berries, take 3 tablespoons (the manufacturer recommends 4) of liquid fertilizer with one gallon (3.8 liters) of water. 
  • For vegetables, roses, and vining plants, I recommended use 2 tablespoons (3 if it shows nutrients deficiency) in one gallon. 
  • For Seedlings in bed, use 1 tablespoon in one gallon of water. 

Fertilizer Application Process in Indoor: 

  • Apply fertilizers every 10 to 14 days in summer and spring. In other seasons don’t apply until your plant demands.
  • For Large indoor plants, spread 2 tablespoons with each ¼ gallon (nearly 1 liter).
  • For small plants, use 1 tablespoon of liquid Alaska fish fertilizer with one liter. 

 Safety Measures: 

  • Use a face mask, hand gloves, and spectacles. 
  • Wash your hand as it may cause diarrhea. 
  • Don’t overkill with the fertilizer.
  • Water your plants or vegetables regularly.

Final Verdicts: 

If you are interested in his fertilizer, I will strongly recommend to use it. It will work. Your plant will be benefited and thrive.
The odor is somewhat annoying. But, I can tread it with healthy plants. However, if you do have a problem with vomiting, don’t buy it. Or get the fertilization done by others.

Now, if you have any questions, feel free to ask them below.

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