Vive RCUP the garden


To plant, sow, multiply, fertilize at lower prices, think Recycling!

Whether with the d shells’eggs, multiplication by cuttings, the recovery of fruit pits or create your own fertilizer, there are 1001 ways to work his garden by collecting existing waste.

Recycle eggshells 

Breakthroughs and tidy in their cardboard box, they are practical for your seedlings. Fill with potting soil and sow your seeds.

When the plants came up, press the shells to break the transplant and all in the ground.

The roots pass through shells that nourish the soil disintegrates.

Multiply your favorite roses

You crack for a bouquet of roses that you were offered? Grow them in the garden!

Cut the stems of some of them in sections 10 to 15 cm and then plant these cuttings of roses in a shady corner. Water regularly. A year later, in autumn, you can transplant the roses that have taken.

Select your future apricots

A good apricot in the fruit basket? Set aside the kernel and have it sprout in a pot filled with sand. In March, plant them in the ground nuclei.

The following autumn, you can sit at the orchard this plant toapricot that produce similar fruit one you tasted.

Create a fertilizer

Do you have chickens? Collect feathers and let them "steep" in a container filled with rain water, under a fence weighed down by stones so they do not float. Marinate in the shade for two months. This Chinese traditional recipe provides a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and trace elements appreciated by all plants.

Feed your roses

Rich in phosphorus and potassium, skins banana are good ingredients for compost.

You can also use them to fertilize your roses: cut them into pieces and bury them at their feet, about 4 inches deep.

Make your humus

Stack the dead leaves in a pile in a corner of the garden, water, crush, and add a few shovels of good ground before each new intake of leaves.

The following spring, divide the pile with a spade and use this mixture to cover your mass, the foot of your trees and planks from the garden. By decomposing leaves up a humus that fertilizes the soil.

More tips in "My garden tips tricks", published by Reader's Digest.

Laure Hamann