Ewww Quick Tips

Welcome you to EWWW Quick Tips – that’s Earthen Wurmin’s Worm’s World to the unknowing – it’s a term l hear a lot from people when they first meet the worms and the compost and the compost worms “Ewww!”

So l figured, well, why not capitalise on that!

The quick tips series covers composting, gardening, hacks and other bits and bots too!

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Quick Hacks

Did you know that house flies don’t like certain plants – so if you want to avoid having them in the house, yet on hot days still want to have the windows open – then by having the following near your windows, you might find the flies not bothering you so much!

Basil, tomato, Hazel, marigold, tansy, mints, Rosemary and lavenders – and failing all that …..’ Venus flytrap and lots of them! But humour aside, having some of the listed planted herbs and flowering herbs in your house will also provide you with a great smell!

Quick Hacks

Banana peels can be added to the compost bin or the wormery. We worms love bananas as much as other waste.

HOWEVER – if you wanted to, there is another use!

The peel of the banana is rich in nutrients – potassium, potash, magnesium, calcium, sulfur and the list goes on. Because of this, there are many other uses. The peel from this fruit decomposes quickly chopped up or not. The valuable nutrients are delivered to the source, and a healthy offering with your flowers can also prevent diseases affecting your plants.

If you want to use them for a more direct application, keep them to one side, cut them up with scissors, place the chopped skins into a bowl of water, and allow them to steep for 36 hours.

Once done, strain the contents – discarding of the spent peels into the compost, but use the new cold banana tea for the likes of enhancing blossoms on flowers, or use as a feed to your roses and tomatoes who especially love this fertiliser.

You can also perform the same with your potato peels – chop them up, steep in cold water for 36 hours, sieve and use the contents in either a spray bottle or a direct application.

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7 thoughts on “Ewww Quick Tips

  1. Banana peels can also be used to combat fleas. If you let them brown and then put them around your property, the fleas are attracted to something in the peel as it browns & once they eat it, they die. It’s pretty fantastic.

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  2. Thank you for the good information, Rory! I’ve also noticed an interesting variety of vegetarian recipes on You Tube regarding the use of banana peels. I haven’t felt adventurous enough to try any yet, though. 😊

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