Wow! Your response to my post about banana peels and roses really inspired me. I wrote a longer piece today on the use of common kitchen scraps for organic gardening fertilizers. From eggshells (also good to repel slugs and snails) to coffee grounds, frugal gardeners know they can use common kitchen scraps in the compost and for great results for specific plants.
Read on – click the link below – happy gardening (or thinking about gardening for the snow bound!)
Banaa Peels, Coffee Grinds and Eggshells: Organic Gardening Tips
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.
~Gardener on Sherlock Street
We don’t drink coffee, so I’m out there unless I take the grounds home from work. We brew a lot of coffee at work (no I don’t work in a coffee house). I do put egg shells in the garden especially around my tomatoes. I like the thought of the bananna peels attracting worms. I think I’m going to put out bannana peel welcome mats by various plants this year (after the ground thaws). Thanks for the info.