Make the most of citrus peels in your garden!
In this article we recommend that you make use of citrus peels in your garden - as long as they do not have any chemical post-treatment like those of our oranges. Here are some ideas and tricks with citrus peels:
- Natural ant repellent: Crush the dried peels of oranges and place mounds in the ants' paths. They will lead them to the ant nest, where they will develop a substance that is toxic to ants.
- Product against aphids and other insects or parasites: Citrus peels contain limonene, a natural insecticide. With this spray they will disappear quickly. Pour 2 glasses of boiling water in a container and add the peel of an orange. Let infuse for 24 hours. Add a few drops of liquid castile soap and store the mixture in a diffuser. Use this remedy directly on insects. If you have a dog, you can also spray the carpets with this spray to prevent and eliminate fleas. Another possibility is to make essential oil of orange, as we explained in this articlewhich also serves as an insecticide.
- Compost: You can add citrus peels to the compost as long as they do not carry any subsequent chemical treatment. Orange peels contain sulfur, magnesium, calcium and other useful nutrients for the soil.
- Cats don't like the smell of citrus, so this is a good remedy to keep them away from your plants. Place orange peels around the plants you want to protect. You can also rub the leaves of the plants with the peels.
- Attract butterflies: If you leave some orange peels in your garden, butterflies will be happy.
- Make a mosquito repellent with water and orange peels so they won't bother you when you are enjoying your garden. You can also rub the outside of the peel on the skin.
At this article you find other possibilities
of using orange peels.
It would be a shame to just throw them away.
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