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The orange peel hack to make your garden ‘thrive’ – ‘keeps plants nourished’

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Using orange peels in the garden offers a wide range of benefits. They contain nutrients that can help feed the soil when added to compost or just the soil in general. Orange peels also offer natural pest repelling properties which can also keep your plants and you protected. Katie Femia, a gardening blogger at The homespun hydrangea, has shared several creative ways to use orange peels in the garden.

She said: “One of the things I love most about gardening is I can use so many household items and scraps to make my garden shine.

“Gardens thrive off of the items we may otherwise be inclined to throw away, making them even more frugal and affordable to enjoy.

“Orange peels are no exception when it comes to household scraps you can use in your garden.”

Here are a few ways gardeners can benefit from using orange peels in their garden.

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Use orange peels to give compost a boost

According to Katie, using compost is the “easiest” way to ensure plants are nourished.

She said: “Compost is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep your plants nourished.

“Start saving your kitchen scraps such as egg shells, orange peels, vegetable peels, and even junk mail so you can shred them and add them to your compost pile.”

These kitchen scraps contain nutrients that will blend together and break down into what gardeners call “black gold” soil, a nutritious soil that will give plants a tremendous boost. 



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