Tag Archives: Compost

8 Uses For Garlic Skins

By Liesl Clark Don’t toss those papery white skins! Use them up: 1) Save them in your freezer and use for your vegetable or chicken stock. I also throw them in my slow-cooked beans to add more flavor. 2) Compost them. 3) Keep the skins on your garlic when you roast it and the protective […]

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20 Uses For Banana Peels

The Miraculous Banana and Its Peel. Photo © Liesl Clark The banana peel, like coffee grounds, tea leaves, and orange peels has a lot of beneficial qualities that’ll make you think twice the next time you toss it in the trash. We’ve gathered 20 of the best banana peel uses for you to try: 1) […]

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What To Do With Orange Peels

By Liesl Clark Orange peel skin, and citrus peel in general, whether it’s dried orange peel or fresh, is a versatile material used widely from the kitchen, to the garden, and in the fireplace. Here are our top 20 orange peel uses to entice you to keep them out of your trash. 1) Make a […]

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25 Tantalizing Tea Leaf Reuses

By Liesl Clark 1) Tea: Reuse your tea leaves for….more tea! Just reinfuse. 2) Compost: Tea leaves make excellent fodder for your compost, tea bags and all. 3) Worm Food: Worms love used tea leaves as much as coffee grounds. 4) Eye Compress: Place cool wet used tea bags (or loose tea even) over your […]

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Trash Hacker: What’s in Our Compost

Yuck? No! It’s food for your veggies and flowers. Most people don’t know that you can compost all sorts of paper bits, string, cotton fabric, human hair, and wax paper. Throw it in the pile and turn it into garden gold! Here’s a short list of the unusual things we’ve been able to compost: Human […]

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