Can we compost fish? Indeed we can! Fish scraps help us to create nitrogen rich compost to grow healthy vegetable plants. And this saves you money! No need to buy fish emulsion at your local nursery:)
Here are some tips to keep odor, rodents, and pests away from your fishy compost:
To Use an Underground Compost
- Dig a hole about 18″ deep.
- Fill the hole with 6″ of scraps: This should be 3 parts carbon (wood chips, bark, sawdust, etc) to 1 part of your fish scraps.
- Cover your fish scraps with 12″of soil.
- Allow your compost to decompose for 1 year.
Plant your vegetables directly on top of the compost, or spread your compost heap around your garden.
To Use an Enclosed Composter
- Add fish remains in moderation so you have a good mix of soil, vegetable waste, and fish waste.
- Make sure there is plenty of plant waste directly on top of the fish waste.Enjoy your homemade fish emulsion! And eat raw when you can:)