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Soil and Composting: Love Catfish

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rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #5466101

Does anyone use Fish in their garden ?
Went fishing yesterday and my part of the catch was 14 nice catfish, 12" - 24" long.
They are cleaned, flayed , vacuum sealed, and in the freezer.
Now I have a bucket full of you know what heading for the garden, the heads are the problem, so large.
If I bury them now they may be in the way of my fall planting.
I was thinking I may put them in the freezer (in the garage) and bury them late this fall.
Any suggestions ?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #5470619

plus if you don't bury them good and deep some critter may be really tempted to dig them up along with your fall planting. I haven't dealt with fish scraps tho.

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #5474797

Rentman you are welcome to store the filets in MY freezer so you'll have room for the heads in YOUR freezer!!!

Doug
rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2008
6:25 PM

Post #5474838

Yes Doug, I'll bring some right over, keep your light on. ^_^

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2008
6:33 PM

Post #5474872

Great, I'll have the beer cold!!!
rentman
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #5475203

Now we're talking
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

October 10, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #5655919

Check out the bokashi and EM threads. Using theese products you can compost fish, meat, dairy and other things that cannot be put in the regular compost.

katiebear
Pillita
Keystone Heights, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2008
8:53 PM

Post #5656244

My husband, bless his heart, got the bright idea to put a catfish carcass in our compost. It's a closed bin and he couldn't get to it, but we had a Turkey Vulture sitting on top of the pumphouse for two days. I wouldn't recommend it. To make amends, we nailed the next catfish to a board and left in the woods for him. He found it in just a few hours and polished it off. There was nothing left but the skull.

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