Fertilizer – Fish

Q: Since I work in a restaurant, I have fish scraps which I once heard were great for the garden. Is this true?

A: Fish have been used as fertilizer since ancient times. Save the fish scraps in a bucket and take them home to bury beside garden plants. They’ll get valuable nitrogen, phosphorus and potash plus calcium and micronutrients. Be aware that dogs and raccoons may try to dig up your fishy treasure. Try to bury it at least six inches deep. Post hole diggers work well for this.