From Trash to Treasure: 3 Forms of Refuse to Support Healthy Gardens

From Trash to Treasure: 3 Forms of Refuse to Support Healthy Gardens

The quality of your soil can make or break your garden’s integrity. Buying nutrient rich soil from your local garden retailer is a great start. To keep your soil’s health up to snuff, look no further than your trash can!

Banana Peels

Banana peels aren’t just for bad jokes, they are a big source of nutrition for your soil. They are loaded with potassium, calcium, and manganese to boost your plant’s health. You can lay them at the bottom of your flower bed or grind them up into a puree and mix it into your soil. Doing so will give added support to your garden’s root system, stems, and photosynthesis cycles.

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Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds is a diverse substance that adds deep richness to your garden soil. Your morning brew contains elements like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Together, these elements bring your soil’s health to the next level PLUS it attracts earthworms which provide even more added support to your garden.

You can use your own coffee grounds or you can take a trip to your local coffee shop to pick up some coffee grounds for free! You can either rake them into the soil or dump them directly onto your plants. Feel free to experiment around and see what works for you.

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Who doesn’t love to crack some eggs? Eggs are an easy source of protein for you, and a wonderful source of calcium carbonate for your soil! Simple smash your eggs shells into fine pieces and add a little bit of vinegar to extract every last bit of calcium carbonate to mix into your soil.

Got a problem with snails and slugs? Eggshells will keep those slimy pests away from your beloved garden as well. The sharp edges of the shells cut and irritate their soft skin which will deter them from turning your garden into their personal snack.

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If you have a heart for reducing waste and supporting your home garden in fun and creative ways, these tips will be a great way to start. You don’t have to be an expert in gardening to start giving your home a little love.

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