My mother in law always did this, I though it was the chemicals in the peel that made it work so well. Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease...works for tomato plants too.

Banana peels as fertilizer.flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush, tomato plant.the peel's potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (Ive always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge works beautifully.

"If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals don’t like the smell of the orange oil. I’ve been using this method in the front garden and it’s working." says another pinner.

who doesn't hate cat pee in their garden? "If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals don’t like the smell of the orange oil.

add old coffee grinds and sand to your soil when potting succulents -- helps with drainage and keeps away slugs and bugs

Blair from Wild and Precious stops by to share some tips and tricks for potting a succulent garden.

¿Cómo podar rosas, hacer transplantes y prevenir plagas?

¿Cómo podar rosas, hacer transplantes y prevenir plagas?

Cómo y cuándo podar las rosas

Rhododendron-pruning to make a round bush. Pruin in Spring before growth. It is key to remove flower stems as soon as flowering is finished for the year.

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