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Kitchen scraps can help grow a lush garden: how to feed the plants properly

Food waste will help grow a luxurious garden. Source: freepik.com

Many people throw away kitchen waste without realizing that it can be a valuable source of nutrients for plants. Instead of throwing some things away, you can use them as a natural fertilizer for your garden.

Reusing food scraps is not only profitable but also environmentally friendly. Gardening expert Millie Durbak told Mirror about what kind of waste can be used as fertilizers.

Coffee grounds

Coffee grounds are a source of slow-release nutrients. It contains a lot of nitrogen, which plays an important role in the formation and development of green leaves. This makes coffee an incredible fertilizer for flowering plants, such as daffodils and tulips.

In addition, coffee grounds also help to retain water and improve soil structure and aeration.

To fertilize flowers, first wait until the coffee grounds are dry and then sprinkle them evenly around the base of the plants.

Kitchen scraps can help grow a lush garden: how to feed the plants properly

Eggshells

Eggshells, which are often simply thrown away, are a fantastic source of calcium, which improves the overall strength of the plant and promotes the development of its cell wall.

If the flowers lack calcium, you may notice that the stems become weak and the flowers develop slowly and poorly.

Thus, the next time you cook an egg, save the eggshells, dry and crush them, and mix the powder with the soil around the bulbs of your plants.

Not only will it be a great fertilizer, but it will also repel pests such as snails and slugs.

Leftover appetizers

In addition, the expert noted that leftover cereal or pasta can be used for mulching to retain moisture in the soil and suppress weed growth.

By using leftovers in gardening, you will not only improve the condition of your plants but also make your environmental contribution to reducing waste and maximizing resources.

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