fish under the plant
Has anyone tried putting a whole fish under their tomato plants? It was something my grandparents did, I think. Last year was my first year trying tomatoes and I used big cheap fish buried way under plant in containers. My plants did well, no BER nor other problems, at all, but did not yield as much fruit as I had hoped. But now that I am reading the forum I see that I did so many other things wrong-that the fish might have saved the plants from all the damage I did. I put too many plants in one pot, fussed over them too much, over watered at times, didn't mulch at all.
I'd like to know if the fish might be as good a source of calcium as one could get. Should I do it again? Did I possibly have low yields due TO the fish?
I'd also like to know--why do some of you use Epsom salts--doesn't salting in the earth kill everything? Like the Romans did to Cartage?