A compost heap is a great way to recycle kitchen waste and improve your garden soil for free. However not everyone has the space needed and depending on where you live, you may want to deter any unwanted furry visitors.
It’s not always necessary to compost kitchen waste before adding it to your soil. So here are a few tips on how you can improve your garden soil without a compost heap using three kitchen scraps you’d normally throw away.
3 KITCHEN INGREDIENTS THAT IMPROVE YOUR GARDEN SOIL
Rinse out any egg shells you have and allow them to dry for a few days in a bowl on a sunny window sill or by a radiator. When they are dry they crush very easily. This will help them to break down quickly when added to the soil.
Crushed eggshells improve drainage and the addition of the calcium is excellent for promoting plant growth and preventing blossom end rot in tomatoes and squash plants.
They are also a good deterrent for slugs and snails. Scatter a generous barrier around any young seedlings that you want to protect to keep the pesky molluscs away. This is apparently the equivalent of us walking barefoot on broken glass.
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