Kitchen Waste You Should Use In Your Garden
Much of your kitchen waste can help improve your soil, if you use it correctly. Here are the top ingredients you shouldn’t just throw away.
It may seem a little strange, but crushed eggshells really can help your garden, providing calcium and acting as a healthy substrate layer that encourages other types of healthy soil activity. Wash out your eggshells well and store them for later use in the garden, then crush and spread when you are ready to use them. For a fun project, use your intact eggshell halves as little starter pots for delicate plants: Fill them with soil and start seeds; then move the seedlings outdoors.
You also may not have thought to put paper towels into your garden, but it can be very beneficial: The soft fibers of used paper towels are another ideal substrate material that gives the soil room to breathe and helps the organic parts of rich soil grow and survive. Carefully shred old paper towels into small pieces and work them into your soil to help out. Note: only use paper towels that came in contact with food, not cleaning chemicals.