How to convert food waste into natural fertilizer

How to take advantage of the peels of the mussels to fertilize the plants

  • Banana peels are nourishing powerhouses that contain calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphate, potassium and sodium.
  • Cut the banana peels into pieces and add them directly to the surface of the earth or bury them to a depth of 10 cm around the base of the plant. Be careful not to disturb the soil where your plant’s roots are.
  • Banana peels can also be soaked in water for 48 hours or mixed with water and the resulting liquid can be used to water plants for a quick boost of nutrients to your plants.

How to use onion and garlic peels to fertilize plants

  • Cutting onions and garlic will help ward off pests such as hedgehogs, mice, and rats from your garden.
  • Lay them on the surface of the soil in small pieces in the area where the pests are a problem.

How to use tea leaves

  • Tea leaves can be placed on top of the soil to give your plants an extra boost of nitrogen, which is especially beneficial for fast-growing plants.
  • Only use 100% natural fiber tea bags if you are adding the same tea bags to the garden. If the bag is not compostable, remove the tea from the bag and spread only the tea leaves themselves.
  • Worms love the tea leaves and also help with soil aeration, drainage, and water retention.

How to take advantage of the eggshell

  • Ground eggshells are a great organic deterrent for snails and slugs.
  • To use, crush them and place them on the soil surface in a circle around the base of each plant, with no spacers in the circle.
  • Eggshells are also a good source of calcium, which can help reduce soil acidity when used in large amounts.
  • Eggshells can be mixed with compost or mixed directly into the soil.
  • Eggshells should not be buried or placed around root vegetables because there is a risk of contaminating your vegetables with salmonella

How to take advantage of walnut shells

  • Since walnut husks decompose slowly, they form a good surface mulch that helps aerate the soil.
  • Crush the walnut shells before placing them on the surface.
  • While it takes a large amount of walnut husks to create sufficient surface mulch, you can still add small amounts of nut husks to your garden because it is better to let them decompose and turn into soil over time rather than tossing them in the trash to be taken to a landfill.

How to make use of leftover coffee

  • Empty the coffee pot in the garden and your plants will love you for it.
  • Ground coffee, which is rich in nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium, helps improve drainage, water retention, and aeration of the soil.
  • You can add it directly to the surface of your garden or mix it with soil.
  • Large amounts can increase the acidity of the soil, so do not use large amounts of them on plants that prefer basic or neutral pH conditions, however, they are good for acid-loving plants such as citruses, roses, and berries.

How to take advantage of the peels

  • Oyster shells are rich in calcium and help reduce soil acidity.
  • If possible, try to crush it before adding it to your soil.

How to use the water of boiling vegetables and pasta

  • Although this water used to boil vegetables and eggs is not technically food waste, it is useful in your garden.
  • Not only is it water-saving, but it is also rich in nutrients.

How to use citrus peels

  • Citrus peels will help to avoid cats because the smell of citrus peels is not good for cats.
  • Lay them on the surface of the soil in small pieces in the area where the pests are a problem.
  • They’re also helpful in keeping slugs off your plants – the hollow and upturned citrus peels attract slugs.

How to take advantage of the heads and leftovers of fish

  • It is a great source of nitrogen
  • It also helps in accelerating plant growth.
  • Be sure to bury it in the garden to prevent it from attracting pests.

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