Clever Ways to Use Food Scraps


| 7/24/2017 11:01:00 AM


Tags: regrow, food scraps, compost,

organic compost

The worst part about grocery shopping is when you hand over your credit card — food is expensive! What makes it worse is we don’t eat everything we buy. There are leftovers that can’t be saved and there’s usually a cucumber we find rotting away in the back of our fridge drawer. It happens to the best of us.

However, there’s a whole lot more that can be done with what we don’t use in our kitchen. Leftover produce can be used as compost or even replanted in your home garden. It’s a lot simpler than you think. With the cost of living these days, why not get the most out of your money?

Here’s a few tips, rules and hacks to remember when repurposing your food scraps.

Compost

Starting up your very own compost pile is easy. You’ll want good air flow, heat and moisture to encourage decomposition. Raking your scraps and soil regularly, as well as keeping them well watered in direct sunlight, will cover all your bases. You can eventually add this dark, rich soil to your garden, or use it to pot new plants.



Leftovers of almost any kind are welcome. Egg shells, fruit and vegetable peels, old tea bags, soured milk or stale bread are a few good starters. You should also add coffee grounds into your compost. They add nitrogen to your soil and help repel pests.

Cygnet Brown
4/29/2018 1:03:36 PM

Another way to use food is to feed them to chickens and other animals, but where I live here, the animal that I feed food scraps to are worms which produce castings. I have a vermiculture setup that is really easy to use. The worms themselves can then be fed to chickens or used in fishing.


mountainhome
4/27/2018 8:38:42 AM

Do you ever have those squishy and/or sprouted onions in the bag from the store? I plant them skins and all, root end down. You don’t even have to bury them, as long as the root end is in contact with the soil, they will grow. They not only regrow quickly, they divide themselves into 4-5 new onions! Great way to also get some “green onion tops” for soups, salads, nachos,etc.!


robert
8/5/2017 1:02:00 PM

I am sharing my experience, We have vegetables and food from the market is not 100% organic food, it is missed with poison liquid as you know the people spray the plants to grow the vegetables and fruits faster, My lab professor referred a guide it helps me to plant and prepare a good organic food for healthy life. Check the guide here >>( http://go2l.ink/plants ) <<. Now my family my relations are using this technique to get quality vegetables and fruits. All the best .*






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