We all enjoy the appetizing aroma and the bites of scrumptious food. But is our relationship with food only till the time it’s on the plates? In the process, we tend to forget about the piles of garbage we collect in our bins.
In countries like ours, where waste disposal is still a big menace, we need to find solutions in this incessant and accelerating world by revolutionizing our thinking.
It’s time to extract maximum benefits from waste products and generate a minuscule amount of it. It’s time to compost, recycle and reuse.
Here are a few examples for turning your garbage into a garden:-
PINEAPPLES FROM ITS TOP!!
Pineapples are loaded with nutrients, contains disease-fighting antioxidants, helps ingestion, boosts immunity, suppresses inflammation, speeds recovery after surgery or strenuous exercise.
And still, it doesn’t cease to amaze us. Even the top of its portion isn’t any waste if one knows how to put it to use.
For this, all you need to do is choose a fresh pineapple from your local grocery or produce store, and cut the 1-1.5 inches of the top portion below the leaves. Place it inside the soil and pour some water if it is too dry.
Mixing light soil with perlite and sand would serve your purpose just fine. After that place your pot under sufficient sunlight and watch your plant grow. So, next time when you seek a plate of pineapples, you don’t need to go anywhere else.
POTATO FROM EYES!!
Eyes of potato can help you produce more of it. Baffled, like since when potatoes started having eyes?
Well, these are the small sprouts on the potato surface. These eyes might not help the potatoes to see underground, but it can definitely help you grow many more.
If you have sprouted potatoes at your home, grab it and place it inside the soil and cover it. Watering is essential, so make sure you provide your little potato babies sufficient water. It’s when the leaves turn yellow; potatoes are ready to harvest.
ORGANIC MANURE FROM YOUR GARBAGE!!
Manure is any organic matter in its partial or fully decomposed state and can be added to soil to improve its quality.
To prepare compost, the first important step is waste segregation, not a difficult thing to do.
Followed by preparing the containers for composting (it should be well aerated). You can use a terracotta pot or a plastic bin with holes.
Fill one of those containers with dry waste like dry leaves, twigs, newspapers etc.while keeping the other for wet waste such as fruit and vegetable peels. And then cover those containers well.
When you are done with the steps as mentioned above, the next step requires you to mix the dry and the wet waste in 1:1. Don’t forget to add soil during regular intervals of time, say after every one week.
If you find the compost too dry, you can sprinkle some water to it. Wait and remix it after an interlude of 2-3 days. The compost is ready to use once it turns dark brown.
RICE WATER AND EGGSHELL FOR NOURISHING
The starch-water that is obtained after cooking the rice can be used to nourish the plants of your kitchen garden. It will help in good soil bacteria to grow. Even we can add ground eggshells, which acts as a source of calcium.
HAIR FOR COMPOST
Hair fall is a big problem among ladies, so it’s time to put your fallen hair to use. Use those silky strands of yours for compost preparation.
WASHING YOUR VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
Almost every one of us has a habit of washing vegetables and fruits under running water. But this water can be used for watering the plants. In places where water is scarce, this technique is widely used.
CONDITIONS FOR USING GARBAGE GARDENING!!
For those with limited areas for gardening, you can opt for climbers as growing plants vertically can save a lot of your precious space. It is a used technique with a big thumbs up.
Choosing the correct location for kitchen gardening is very important as plants need proper sunlight to prosper. Also, the selection of the type of plant and the time of year to grow them is very important.
WHAT YOU GAIN FROM ALL THIS GARBAGE?
First of which is the excellent quality of products. You can even avoid those vegetables and fruits grown using conventional methods.
Second, the fresh amount of oxygen, all the way from your kitchen garden.We are recycling the waste product instead of throwing it away, what harm in that?
Third and the most important- you can save money.
It isn’t any piece of cake to eradicate this problem at once. But each household can bring a small change, and this is what really counts.