|From This is America, Charlie Brown, The Mayflower Voyagers|
At the point where Squanto was teaching the pilgrims to garden (the Peanuts gang), he taught them to put a fish in the ground with the corn seeds, and then dirt. Say what?! How have I never heard of this and don't the cats want to dig up the fields to find the fish heads? Then a few nights later, I'm skimming through old magazines and find an article in Whole Living magazine about how to reduce food waste. And there it is in black and white to use our leftover fish heads by putting them in the garden! Now in our house, I'm ashamed to say, that the only fish we eat comes out of a tuna can. Therefore, I might have to send the kids out for some recreational fishing this coming Spring to try this theory. From what I've read, it looks like tomatoes are especially fond of fish under their roots. You can also put them in the garden through the winter so you have soil ready for planting come Spring. Just make sure to bury it deep enough so the critters don't come looking for fish-head dinner!