Extending Your Plants Root System with Fish Fertilizer

You can extend your plant’s root system with fish fertilizer just by using a simple technique. A root system “looks” throughout the soil to find nutrients it needs, so in order to make them move, you would need to spread your fertilizer out.

Fertilizer layout

In order to achieve a healthy and wide root system, lay your fertilizer out on the ground as you normally do, but spread it outward around the plants. This will show the roots which way to go. You can give them a direction this way, and you can also “teach” them to grow in a particular fashion. If you have achieved this correctly, the root system should be thick and wide, and should protect the plant from being uprooted from the soil easily.

This is a common practice among farmers in flat lands, such as the midwestern states of the US (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, etc) to protect their plants from strong winds. How that works is easy to understand with the help of an example. Even if the wind collapses an entire crop of corn, as long as the root systems are still healthy and intact, not all is lost, because the plants still have the opportunity to regrow. While the leaves and vegetation are important, the roots are what keep the plant grounded, and are what keep the plant watered.

Root system intrusion

Often, expanded root systems can be visible in the foundations of houses, where tree roots have gone to find a water or nutrient source and have cracked the cement or brick within a home’s foundation. Some people call it “nature taking over” when this happens, and though it isn’t too far off base, it is a prime example of how root systems can be manipulated to expand in a direction that suits your garden better.

If you have problematic root system with a tree, simply fertilize one side. This will make the root systems “chase” the fertilizer for the nutrients. It also helps if you water one side more than the other, because they will also “chase” the water that carries the nutrients the plant needs. This also works for vegetables and fruits that are rooting up other plants in pursuit of food.


Finally, if you’re able to control the light source, you can also change which way the plant will lean. Plants will bend to the direction of the sun, as they produce food through photosynthesis—or the process where light is transformed into glucose calories for the plant to burn for growth. This is an important thing to remember when planting your seeds or bulbs, because this can affect which way the roots go as well.

Forcing the root system to widen is certainly possible. With a little bit of technique, you can expand your root system, and fish fertilizer is a great way to do that. It has enough nutrients to give your garden a complete “meal” to aid in growth.