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Kitchen Waste Management: Top 10 Kitchen Wastes to Use as Fertilizer for Your Home Nursery

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Kitchen wastes

Without realizing we dump out a ton of waste stuff and kitchen scraps which can be utilised in our home garden. Regardless of the fact, whether you have a major yard or a little nursery in your home, you can always utilize these 10 scraps from your kitchen for a sound growth of your plants.

Kitchen wastes for plants

- Egg Shells:

We always toss the egg shell out after consuming the egg, however the same can be utilized for the garden. Egg shells contain more than 90 percent minerals mostly calcium carbonate around 30%, which is the basic component needed for plant's development. Apart from the primary component, eggshells likewise comprises magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus in abundance. Also, a little bit of protein and manganese is also there.

- Fruit peels of orange or banana:

Whenever we eat fruits like bananas or oranges, we tend to throw the peel away. Do not do so and put the same in the compost bin or straight on to your garden. Use the waste orange or banana peels as a natural fertilizer instead of using the synthetic pesticides.

- Old water or milk bottle or jug:

This basic hack of an old milk or water container is ideal for someone who hasn't gone out and purchased a watering can yet. Just punch a few holes on the bottom of the container with the help of a warm needle. Fill the container and water your plants without any problem.

- Citrus peels:

Do not throw out used lemon or citrus peels, instead use the same for sowing a seed. Put a hole in the bottom of the peel for proper drainage and water the seed until a seedling develops. Move the seeding along with the peel into your garden or a pot. The peel will decompose by itself and act as manure for the growing seedling.

Coffee filter:

Before you fill your pot with soil, place a coffee filter at the bottom of the pot. By doing so will keep the drainage hole in your pot clear and unclogged. Also the same can help with the unwanted leakage of soil through the drainage hole.

- Cooking water:

Next time when you boil or steam your vegetables, do not throw the water away. Let it cool down and use the same for watering your plants. The water has a lot of nutrients in it and is very beneficial for the plants. You can also use water that is used for boiling eggs.

- Paper Towel rolls:

Rather than destroying paper towel rolls, use it in the nursery. Cut it into medium sized pieces and press it into the dirt around your recently planted seedlings to give them an additional protection from slugs and other vermin. You can likewise utilize paper towel rolls as seed starters.

- Chili Leftovers:

Leftovers from the chili such as the top part or the seeds can be grinded and added with water to spray the mixture over your plants. By doing so you will be able to keep pests away from your garden and plants.

- Scrap from your fruits and veggies:

In spite of the fact that you can essentially compost fruits and veggies in the fertilizer heap, you can likewise get them through a food processor and use them around your tomatoes and pepper plants. Both of the plants love the mixture and tend to grow faster because of all the nutrients.

- Coffee grounds that are used:

Whenever you finish your morning espresso, reconsider before you throw away the grounds. Espresso beans can be beneficial to your nursery. They do not give out bountiful nitrogen and do not bring down soil pH much. However, they can improve your nursery soil, fertilizer heap and help in different ways

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