I brought some clearance plants from Walmart. After repotting, using another popular green bottle fertilizer , the plants and my strawberry plants were browning and starting to die. After advice of running water and using an organic fish fertilizer, I tried this. The smell is not that bad. I used late in evening. The next morning plants had perked up. 2 days later, plants really healthy looking. Cleannce plants brought back from the brink of crossing over to the leafy gates. P.S. flies live this fertilizer also, so be prepared to see some for a day.