Reusing Grocery Vegetables for your garden

 

Using vegetables in your kitchen and as part of your diet is a great habit and an activity that leads to better health for you and your loved ones. Vegetables are necessary parts of your diet, and serve nutrients which aren’t found elsewhere. Therefore, you shouldn’t restrict your diet to merely meat and junk food. Make sure you get vegetables from the market regularly and have them as a part of every meal. Even as a part of your salad, vegetables are beneficial. Make sure you have vegetable salads along with every lunch. They aren’t a bad idea in breakfasts either.

Now, the thing is that using all those vegetables will create a lot of leftover pieces. The parts of the vegetables that you don’t eat, or the ones that didn’t get eaten at the table and got left over, are usually thrown into the bin. However, if you’re a gardener, this is a major waste on your part. You could be using those vegetable pieces for the benefit of your garden. This way your garden will flourish all the more, and your left over vegetables won’t go to waste either. They’ll be consumed by the eco system thriving in your garden, strengthening it and making it more lively and healthy.

There are two main ways that you can use those leftover vegetable pieces in your garden. They both work similarly and are almost equally beneficial for your garden. They are both concerned with providing better soil for the plants in your garden.

1.      Making vegetables food for worms

This is something that every veteran gardener known about their garden. If you don’t know the benefits about worms in your garden, you need to research the topic. Worms are extremely beneficial for your garden, and can make the difference between a garden which is barely surviving and a garden which is thriving wonderfully.

There are two main sorts of worms that you need to use for your garden. One is the earth worm, which you should scatter all across your garden so that they can loosen the soil under your plants by making large networks of tunnels. This allows your plants to live better. Earth worms also produce natural fertilizers for your garden. The other types of worms which you should be using are red worms and red wranglers. These live in compost bins and are useful for making compost.

Both species of worms require food, and small vegetable parts are really good for them. You don’t need to chop the vegetables for red wranglers and red worms; they can handle the process by themselves.

2.      Making compost

Compost is really useful for your garden as it produces soil which is beneficial for your plants; especially those which require extra attention. Use those vegetables into making compost and just spread the compost all over your garden. This is really good for you garden and allows it to thrive. Compost usually takes a few weeks to months in order to form.