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17Apr/095

Homemade Fertilizer – Part II

Other than eggshells, did you know you can also use fish heads and aspirin as fertilizer for your tomato plants? Check out this post from Grow Better Veggies.  Now I don't know where you're going to get the fish heads, but she got them from a restaurant where she grow for.  David from Segua Ania also has a post about using aspirin as fertilizer, check it out.

I mean... really... fish heads?!?! 

To add on to that, you can also put shrimp, crab, or lobster shells.  Doesn't it sounds like the kitchen garbage bin?

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  1. I like the idea of making use of waste…but seafood left-over seems a bit smelly after a day under the sun :-)

  2. I will be trying that fish head fertilizer for the tomatoes — I just hope the dogs don’t go digging them up!

  3. My Grandfather was a Gardener in Beverly Hills for Bob Hope, Red Skelton and Jack Benny.
    He was big on Fish Heads, Egg Shells and Hair all with great results.
    Just planted a Haas’ Avacado Tree today and used a 3 lb Fish Head which I got at an Asia Market for $2.

  4. HC – fish heads are buried under the soil, so you wouldn’t smell it. I can’t imagine what it’ll be like if they’re left under the sun!

    Rowena – my coworker tried the fish head fertilizer and her dogs dug them all up last year!

    Kevin – did I read “hair” as fertilizer? I’d love to hear more about that!

  5. I use fish mix with red sugar (ordinary sugar will do) mix them 1:1 ratio. It produce unpleasant smell though but after about 3 weeks you can use it. My pumpkin grow to an average weight 5kilo each.


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