Far from being a simple food waste, your peels are packed with talent. There is no shortage of uses for your lemon peels, orange peels and even your onion peels. So instead of tossing them in the trash, give them a chance to blow your mind! Today we decided to focus in particular on using his peels in the vegetable garden or in his garden. Indeed, the skins of fruits and vegetables are nutrient-rich organic material that is very popular with your plants. In the composter or for hunting insect pests, find out how to recycle and recycle them smartly.
Use your peels in compost
If you have limited space to install a compost bin, you can add your peels to it to make good compost for the vegetable garden and garden. In addition to brown waste (dead leaves, twigs, cardboard, straw, etc.), peels are indeed green waste for a good compost balance like eggshells, wilted flowers and weeds. You just need to mix it regularly to allow the organic matter to aerate and breathe. Then let’s dissolve everything gently. And then, mission accomplished! This amendment based on other homemade household waste can help you serve as natural fertilizerl for your planters and for or for the bottom of your greenery.
However, not all peels are good for composting. Avoid avocado peels or pineapple peels that: very bad parsing. For the good of the vegetable garden, also limit citrus peels that add too much acid to the compost.
Peelings against pests in the vegetable garden
There are several ways to use peels against pests and other pests in the garden:
Citrus peels repel snails. Lemon goes too repel ants. To be placed in traffic areas.
-Cucumber peels deposited on aluminum to deter gastropods.
– Arrange the broccoli stems to get rid of flies (especially the carrot fly)
-The garlic peel has many uses. In the garden, the gardener can make a few cups for keep most insects away. We can also leave these peels on the garlic when preparing a garlic slurry against aphids
Just make sure to replace the peels regularly. Indeed, they lose efficiency by decomposing.
Peelings to catch pests in the vegetable garden
Your peels are real treasures for attracting pests. Whether to distract them from your crops or to trap them, their uses are not lacking.
– Dig a little and place a cup filled with potato skins on the ground. That will attract Colorado beetles and you can eliminate them mechanically.
-The banana peel is also very useful here. As a repellent, make small pieces to lightly bury at the base of the plants to avoid hunt for aphids. Or spray a water banana peel infusion on affected plants. You can also use it as a trap by steeping it in apple cider vinegar. Pour everything into the bottom of a bottle cut in half where the top is positioned neck down (like a funnel). This will attract insects, but they will not be able to get out and will eventually drown.
Last idea: peeling… to plant in the vegetable garden!
Leftover carrot or Jerusalem artichoke, onion root, sprouted garlic, lettuce heart, piece of ginger buds on top, sprouted garlic, curly core of the lettuce, white root part of the leek… kitchen scraps can often be planted in the ground or to germinate in water before planting in the ground. Yet little is thought to use sprouted potatoes. Still this one sprouts can help you get potato plants. Cut the potatoes into thirds or quarters, making sure there are sprouts on each piece. Then plant everything in moist soil! You can also transplant leftover Jerusalem artichoke very easily.
These little tips will help you fill your trash cans less and reduce food waste!