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How to Use Food Scraps in Your Garden

Posted on the 15 July 2016 by Gfl

Don’t just throw away your fruit peel, egg shells or coffee grounds — kitchen scraps like these can be a great source of nutrients and moisture for your garden soil. This new infographic will show you how to make use of food scraps without the need for a composter.

Using a technique called trench composting you can nourish your plants by placing the food waste directly into your soil, without waiting for it to break down in a compost bin. Banana skins, crushed egg shells, citrus peel, seed & nut shells and even old toilet rolls work well. Items to avoid include bread, rice, meat, milk products, cooking oil, sawdust, weeds and human/animal waste.

Click on the infographic to view the full-size version.

How to use food scraps in the garden - infographic

Infographic by fix.com

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