Burying fish with lime.

Asked June 3, 2019, 11:28 AM EDT

I was taught to bury dead animals with lime to help with the smell. If I bury the fish scraps from my catch in the garden with lime will it negate the benefits to my plants?

Ingham County Michigan

1 Response

I don't think it will negate the benefits of the fish as a fertilizer. Part of the question is how much lime are you using? Lime does affect the pH of the soil, causing it to become more alkaline. If you use enough lime, it could cause certain nutrients to become less available to your plants, because the pH is increased.