Planting Hole Recipe
On another forum someone posted the following:
This is my second time planting using the instructions from some fellow in Scottsdale, where you dig a deep hole and add a fish head, an eggshell, a couple of aspirin and a handful of bonemeal. My plants were going great guns last year using this method until the frost nipped the tips off, so I have high hopes again for this year.
I've also used low sodium water-packed canned sardines as a cheap substitute with good results. The fish provides nutrients as it breaks down, the egg shells provide calcium to help with blossom end rot, and the bone meal of course is also for added nutrients. As for the aspirin, plants produce salycilic acid as a defense against disease, so I'm guessing it's intended to help keep the plants healthy.
She posted this article about salycilic acid but my eyes glaze over after just a paragraph or two.
Anyone have comments about what we are calling the Fish Head Tomato Planting Technique (FHTPT)?
hmmmm, no URL box in to post the link - copy and paste to your browser box I guess... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/12/031209080025.htm