Use Shrimp Water for Watering Plants

I made some luscious sesame panko shrimp recently. I soaked the frozen raw shrimp in plain water until defrosted before I breaded them. I saved the shrimpy water and poured about 1/4 cup of it into each of my plants out front. In two weeks it had turned puny looking, new plants into strong, healthy happy little guys with many buds for soon-to-be blooms, especially on my ivy geraniums! NOTE: the pot with mint and tomato plants growing together- the tomato plants were grown from slices of tomato per another Thrifty Fun entrant!

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 4, 20160 found this helpful

What, in the shrimp water, is beneficial for the plants?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 5, 20160 found this helpful

I'm guessing the same benefit that fish fertilizer provides. I buried a lobster shell in a container years ago and the plants flourished much better in that container than did the plants in the adjoining containers.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 8, 20180 found this helpful

Caution using shrimp water, fish tank water or even residual steamed veggie water.


You may be inviting racoons, cats and other critters to dig up your plants looking for the food prize!

Just had this happen with a racoon this year and had it happen a few years ago with fish emulsion and my cats!

Just a friendly warning!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


In This Page
< Previous
Home and Garden Gardening FertilizerJune 30, 2016
Coronavirus Tips
Back to School Ideas!
Summer Ideas!
Pest Control
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-23 15:40:33 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

< Previous