Every day, tons and tons of waste are thrown into the world, which includes various shells and bones of plants, petioles, coffee sludge, tea bags. These residues make compost material that is an excellent food for your plants and contains many of the ingredients necessary for their proper growth and development. However, if you do not have all the necessary composting conditions, you can make a nutritious organic fertilizer for your plants in the shortest possible time, and chop the following residues and spread them around the plant or leave them in the water to irrigate your garden.
These five leftovers from the kitchen are a rich source of nutrients that will help your plants grow faster and become more resilient.
This tropical herb is an ideal snack for some, while others use it as an ingredient in the preparation of cakes, cakes and shakes. In addition to having many positive health effects, this plant is the perfect organic fertilizer for your plants.
Specifically, the banana peel contains many substances that contribute to plant growth, make them strong and develop their resistance to many diseases and parasites. This organic fertilizer contains potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and can be applied in various ways. Sun-dried banana peel can be ground and mixed with the soil and spread around the plant, or in a container you can put fresh banana peel and water and allow nutrients from the peel to remain in the water. After three days, remove the bark from the water and mix that mineral-rich water with water for watering the plants.
One cannot imagine a good soup without this plant rich in beta – carotene, vitamin K and folic acid. Bark of this orange vegetable contains many nutrients that have a positive effect on the health of the planta, potassium, then manganese, which contributes to photosynthesis and pollen ripening and plays an important role in the assimilation of nitrogen, as well as copper, which is an integral part of chlorophyll, and due to its lack of resistance the plants.
Onion is widely used in the preparation of various dishes, while its shell has a useful value mainly only during Easter when painting eggs in the onion. However, shell These vegetable crops are the source of many nutrients that promote plant growth and development, such as: sodium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc. Due to the lack of these substances, the plants progress less and the quality of the fruits decreases as well as the resistance of the plants to the diseases that attack them.
Whether you cook them, make an omelet, bake them or prepare Benedict, eggs are a favorite breakfast for many, and they are quick to prepare. Egg husks most often end up in the waste bins though contain over 90 percent of calcium, which plays a multiple role in plant growth and development. In addition to promoting root development and leaf growth, this mineral affects the pH of the soil.
Grind or crush the egg shells and mix them with the ground to get your plants enough calcium, or break the shells into larger pieces and place them around plants that are susceptible to snail attack. This way you will save your plants from these small “predators” in a very natural way.
Citrus peel is also very beneficial for your houseplants as well as those grown in the garden. Specifically, the bark of orange, lemon, tangerine and lime contains iron, sodium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. This natural fertilizer of refreshing scent ensures the successful growth and vitality of plants, the creation of chlorophylls and the development of resistance to various diseases and drought. Before you use them as natural fertilizer, the citrus peel is necessary to leave in cold water all day long to soften and “get rid” of acidity.
Of the plant residues listed, it is very simple and rapid preparation of organic fertilizer. In addition to being a true treasure trove of minerals necessary for the proper life cycle of plants, they are free because everyone owns them at home. Also, in this way, you will take one important step in environmental protection – you will reduce the amount of bio-waste in landfills.
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Journalist Tanja Prolic
I was introduced to farming by my father, who is passionate about fruit growing, and during my growing up I developed a love for horticulture, and I grow ornamental plants.