If UR family is like most who have a yard, U send an average of 800 pounds+ of useable natural product 2 the landfill every year. Setting in a landfill, with improper air and water, UR garbage can take over 3 years 2 decompose. If U compost, it can B turned back N 2 a terrific soil amendment in just
a few weeks. N order 2 B a 'good' composter, U only have 2 remember 4 things. 1, Use as much green (glass clippings, fruit and vegetable peels, etc.) as U do brown (dead leaves, newspapers (can't use those shiny page magazines), etc. (2) Keep damp (3) Turn often (4 air circulation) (4) No fat
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Gardening Uses: #1 Deter aphids: Are aphids attacking your rosebushes or other plants? Bury dried or cut-up banana peels an inch or two deep around the base of the aphid-prone plants, soon they'll be gone Don't use whole peels or the bananas themselves; they are viewed as tasty treats by squirrels, rabbits, etc., which will just dig them up. #2 Add to compost pile: With high contents of potassium and phosphorus, whole bananas and peels are welcome additions to any compost pile - particularly in
compost tea recipes. The fruit breaks down especially fast in hot temperatures. But don't forget to remove any glued-on tags from the peels, & be sure to bury bananas deep within your pile - otherwise they may simply turn out to be a meal for a four-legged visitor.
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