Use Shrimp Water for Watering Plants

ivy geraniumI 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!


Use Shrimp Water for Watering Plants
Use Shrimp Water for Watering Plants

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July 4, 20160 found this helpful

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

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.


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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!


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