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Default Anybody use AgroThrive Organic Fertilizer?

I'm trying it this year. (AgroThrive Organic 3-3-2 General Purpose Fertilizer) Working good on seedlings so far.
Interesting stuff, was previously only marketed to organic farmers, but now available for gardeners. Primarily fish hydrolysate based combined with corn steep liquor and fermented. Smells something like soy sauce.

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I just found AgroThrive last fall and I love it. You can see plants respond within hours. I use the Fruiting & Flowering formula 3-3-5. It has an aroma that only worms would like.
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That's good to know the product works as advertised for you..
I bought the General Purpose 3-3-2, the only difference I can see with the Fruiting & Flowering is the bump in the K to 3-3-5, I have plenty of Potassium here to bump it up myself during the flowering/fruiting stage. Besides, Ace Hardware sells only the General Purpose and the 2.5 gal jug is only $36.99 ship to store. Best price around by far. I'm cheap, so that worked for me.

Well it doesn't smell like fish, the AgroThrive people said it smells like soy sauce and I agree the aroma is closest to that. Some lady on YouTube said it smelled like chocolate
— I don't think so.
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Here is a link to the science behind AgroThrive process (2 Videos in a row).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPQirKjgZdY

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I just ordered some from ACE to give it a try.
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Thanks for posting. I ordered their free sample pack ($4.95 shipping). Certainly worth a look!
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Looks to be fairly expensive, they're dosage rate is high,it would cost a fortune for a large garden.
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Dosage and cost is relative to what you are growing, how often you feed, and what other fertilizers and supplements you are using in combination.
I've been using it on seedling greens and onions at 1oz/gal and they are doing just fine.
Will start fertilizing herbs and Brassicas real soon.
Not there yet for weeks yet on Tomatoes, Pepper and such. Plan to play around with the dosages and times between feedings.
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RayR- let us know what you think, and dosage rate as well. A lot of ferts use half as much, that's what turned me off of it, but I'd be interested to hear what you think of it.
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Looks to be fairly expensive, they're dosage rate is high,it would cost a fortune for a large garden.
I concur.

I ordered the 'free' sample - 4 oz of each. The bottle are cute but tiny. The dosage is the entire 4 oz per gallon. I grow in containers so it would be super expensive. I even asked the question, thinking maybe you don't need to use the entire gallon per plant, but the response was otherwise.

I remember seeing the 2.5 gallon for a decent price but when you need 4 oz, that only makes 80 gallons. In comparison, 1 gallon of TTF (texas tomato food) makes 256 gallons.
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I ordered a quart of the 3-3-5 and am planning on running a somewhat controlled test and see if I notice a difference. I plan on using 2 Celebrity (they do well in my bed) and one will get agrothrive and my own compost. The other will get fish emulsion and liquid kelp and my compost.

ACE said they can order the 2.5 gal size, but I have to order a minimum of 2, which would be $70. Yikes!
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Help! I just got a qt of 3-3-2 Agrothrive today and can't get the bottle open !! When I (or my much stronger brother) push down on the cap and twist to open, we just get clicking noises and and a spinning cap . Any tips on how to open it? I'm about to poke a hole in the container and pour it off into pint water bottles!

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Anne,

I would email them and ask for a replacement bottle. They seem to be very customer friendly folks and will likely send you a new bottle. (They have a 90 day satisfaction guarantee so put it to the test).

Email Dragan and I am sure he will help you out: Dragan from AgroThrive Organic Fertilizers <support@agrothrive.com>;

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Thanks Raybo!

I got impatient and finally drilled a 1/8 in hole in the top of the handle and poured some of the well shaken Agrothrive out into a pint water bottle. Only a couple of drips and I can tape over the hole between uses for now. But I will e-mail Dragen to let him know what happened.

I just gave some of the mix (5 ml to 16 oz water) to several of my seedlings in cups. I'll report back if there are any exciting changes in the next few days/week.

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I ordered a quart of the 3-3-5 and am planning on running a somewhat controlled test and see if I notice a difference. I plan on using 2 Celebrity (they do well in my bed) and one will get agrothrive and my own compost. The other will get fish emulsion and liquid kelp and my compost.

ACE said they can order the 2.5 gal size, but I have to order a minimum of 2, which would be $70. Yikes!
Why do they want you to order 2? There is no minimum order ship to store on their web site. I ended up buying 2 2.5gal but I ordered them separately weeks apart.

BTW if you don't have the ACE app on your phone, they'll give you $5.00 off your first order for installing it.
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