Parmesan Cheese Shaker Clean it out, then fill it up with your preferred granular plant fertilizer for an easy way to feed your garden. Read more: Uses for Common Household Items - Alternative Uses for Household Items - Good Housekeeping
Freeze banana peels and then blend 3 peels with - 2 cups water, to use as plant food for rose bushes. Pour around base of rose bushes and then water down into soil. Who knew that roses LOVE banana peel?
Coffee Grounds & Gardening: Using Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer
Go to Starbucks and ask for grounds: Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen. * Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance. Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during composting.
DIY Plant Fertilizer - Encourage green growth on your house plants by applying a solution of 2 tablespoons salt to 1 gallon water once a month. Magnesium and sulfur from the salt make leaves grow bushier and encourage flowering plants to bloom more often.
1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt 1 gallon water A watering can Repeat once a month. Why This Works--Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate – both vital plant nutrients. Some magnesium-loving plants to try it on: houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes
Epsom Salt / Green Gardening Why Epsom Salt works well For potted plants, simply dissolve 2 tablespoons per gallon of water, and substitute this solution for normal watering at least once a month – although it is safe to do this as often as desired.
Coffee Grounds are great for Camellias, Hydrangeas & Roses
Use Your Old Coffee Grounds in the Garden. Camellias, hydrangeas, and roses are all nitrogen loving plants so the coffee grounds help. The grounds are also a great deterrent for slugs and snails around hostas and other plants that the pests love.
Irish Spring and a cheese grater. Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden. as well as deer and mice. Rather than grate it, I cut chunks of Irish Spring soap.