Ever since a Spanish friend told me to bury my banana peel under the rose bush to make it flower more, I have been keen on making all fruit and vegetable scraps work for me outdoors. I dig a six-to-eight inch hole and lay in the orange and apple peelings and cores–anything vegetal can fertilize your soil. End-pieces cut from celery, carrots and capsicums (peppers) go into the garden, as well, and then are covered with a few inches of dirt. Coffee grounds and used tea are particularly appreciated by plants. This process will fertilize and enrich your garden during the cold months, and even prevent some pests in the warmer seasons. Citrus peels are said to repel cats and caterpillars. Here is some information I found about uses for citrus peels.
The proverbial French chef never lets anything go to waste in the kitchen, thus creative soups, stocks and French toast (pain perdú) were born. You can go him one better, though, and whatever vegetal matter doesn’t go into the pot can go back into the garden whence it came, with marvelous results. Just turn over your soil and see the richness, as what you have added to it turns into great fertilizer. Keep in mind that all material buried in your garden or compost-bin must be of vegetal, not animal origin. Meat and dairy products will attract vermin.
For easy-to-grow, non-hybrid survival seeds, see my article about the “Burpee Money Garden”. It could help you through a severe economic depression. Happy gardening!
(Natural News) The link between obesity and increased insulin levels is a well-established indicator of diabetes. Fortunately, there’s still hope: A study that appeared in Nutrire found that vitamin D protects the body from chronic inflammation and insulin resistance in obese individuals. The study, led by researchers from the Federal University of Piauí in […]
(Natural News) Most people who live in cities are stunningly unprepared for almost any kind of disruption, and the situation has grown far worse in recent years. Although I usually stay out of large cities, I just finished some travel that took me through several cities (and a few suburban areas, too), giving me a... Read More […]
(Natural News) To say that all kinds of bacteria do more harm than good is to do these microorganisms an injustice. Yes, horror stories of how bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus can enter bones, joints, lungs and heart valves and have fatal results. Meningitis, which can deteriorate to brain damage, even death, comes from bacteria, viruses and... Read More […]
(Natural News) The first step in fighting back against diabetes is checking to see if a patient does indeed have it in the first place. In most cases, this is done through tracking a person’s glucose levels through their blood, which means going with the conventional prick method. This entails performing a slightly invasive and... Read More […]
(Natural News) Insects may be simple, and in terms of intellectual capability, they will never be able to match humans, but they do have brains. They can definitely learn, as moths do when getting acquainted with new scents. But did you know that even moths can be smarter than today’s standard level of artificial intelligence? They are... Read More […]
(Natural News) A recently-developed prebiotic fiber rich in beta-glucan sugars could help patients who suffer from intestinal permeability. Recently tested by a Swedish team, the yeast-derived natural supplement promises to amend leaky gut, reported a NutraIngredients article. Developed by pharmaceutical company Biothera Inc. and produced by Kerry Group, Wel […]
(Natural News) It’s hard enough to push for more widespread adoption of clean energy options in the U.S. as it is. Corrupt government officials certainly haven’t made it any easier. Now a recently released report from the Department of Energy (DOE) reveals that several million in funds allocated for a large clean energy project in... Read More […]
(Natural News) A recent Canadian study proved the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) right about the bad effects of watching excessive television. Toddlers who watch TV for extended periods starting from the age of two turned out to be far more likely to suffer from bad grades and unhealthy diets when they became adolescents. The Université de... Read More […]
(Natural News) Depression is common in older adults, and even more so in people who have memory problems, vascular conditions – such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol – or people who previously have had a stroke. Earlier scientific literature, however, has shown that healthy lifestyle changes are associated with lower depression rates. A study led.. […]
(Natural News) Listening to music or watching a video while working out can distract you from how tough your routines truly are, according to a report that appeared in the Journal of Sport and Health Science. The study, led by researchers for the University of North Carolina, assessed whether listening to music, watching a video, or a combination... Read Mor […]
Bhawarlal Bhandari, Premal Goragandhi and Kamlesh Kanungo were arrested by the economic offences wing on Friday for cheating, forgery, breach of trust and criminal conspiracy following a complaint by Axis Bank against the firm for cheating it of Rs 250 crore.
The Opposition on Monday again failed to have allowed a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha, after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House until Tuesday. The Opposition tried last Friday as well, but was unable to have the motion allowed following the House's adjournment.
With five runs needed off one delivery, the spectators in the crowd and viewers all over the world would have had their eyes set on Soumya Sarkar and Dinesh Karthik in the final of the Nidahas Trophy 2018, but that was not the case for the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who did not watch Karthik hit that sensational six.
Dinesh Karthik’s last-ball six off Soumya Sarkar on Sunday night has found pride of place at the top of the list of best finishes in Twenty20 internationals, because it was delivered against the odds in the final of a T20I tri-series.
A quick chat with a friend, a gym session with your colleagues, or a reading group that you attend — how do they impact your health? In this Spotlight, we look at the mental and physical health benefits that socializing can bring.