A Fishy Solution for Soil Fertility: funny how old ways are sometimes forgotten

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A Fishy Solution for Soil Fertility

By Skiekitty
November 7, 2013

If you have poor soil, go to your local big-box pet store and ask the employee in the fish department for a bag of their dead feeder goldfish. Bury the goldfish below your favorite plant and watch the plant explode with growth! This tip also works with fish "leftovers" provided by those who like to fish.

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Nov 9, 2013 6:10 AM CST
My ancestors once taught the settlers of a new land e.ventually to become known as the USA to put fish in the ground under their corn for a better. Harvest. ISN'T IT STRANGE how some times the old ways can get forgotten or become obsolete as technology and knowledge increase to find out later on down the line the old ways. Are still truly more efficient. Or effective. Or better for the environment.  Group hug
All things happen for the good of those that love god and are called according to his purpose. Roman 8:28
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Nov 9, 2013 3:55 PM CST
I agree
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.

Dec 31, 2013 7:10 PM CST
Another great addition to your garden is the water from an aquarium.
Dip out the well diluted fertilizer water and add more clean water for your plants. I use it on my houseplants too.
Then add clear water to the aquarium slowly to not disturb the fish. Make sure the temperature of the new water is comparable to the old. Repeat as the water gets cloudy.
The plants and the fish will benefit and you won't be throwing away a valuable resource.

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