I Thought It Was Dirt. What He Sprinkles Instead Does Wonders For His Garden
Elizabeth Norton 6/1/2016
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If your green thumb seems to be lacking these days, perhaps all you need is some garbage! There are all sorts of organic items in your trash can that can help your garden grow greener.
Just Don't Slip On One
The potassium and calcium in bananas aren't just good for humans; their peels can do wonders for a growing garden. Banana peels make great compost!
It's A Bit Nutty
Nut shells are great for a garden compost because of their thickness! Peanut and pistachio shells work best, just be sure to rinse them for any salt residue before adding to compost.
Ground Up Goodness
Leftover coffee grounds may not provide your plants with any additional energy, but they are full of potassium and magnesium to help strengthen the soil's structure.
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An Egg-cellent Idea
Eggshells are one of the oldest tricks in the book for growing a gorgeous garden! They not only are a great repellent for keeping away insects, but they also provide some much-needed calcium to your growing greens.
The sweetest solution from your garbage is cocoa husk! The phosphorus makeup of the husk provides stability and insulation for gardens. The smell doesn't hurt either, but make sure to avoid using this if you have dogs.
It's Tea Time
Adding teabags to your soil is a great way to ensure you have a nutrient-rich base for your garden. Bury the teabags into the compost where the earthworms can consume them to help boost nitrogen levels!
Think twice before you toss these items into the trash! You'll be on your way to a more beautiful garden when you take the time to recycle these organic fertilizers.