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Tip of the Week: Citrus Starters

Posted on January 16 2017

Tip of the Week: Citrus Starters
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we’re showing you how to make a starter pot out of kitchen scraps! So, a recipe calls for half a lemon to be squeezed out—what do you do with the other half?  Well, with this nifty trick, you can turn that other half into a nutrient-rich and sustainable planter pot of seedlings of all shapes and sizes! All you need to do is scoop out the insides of the other half of the lemon, fill with topsoil, and plant your seed.  That’s it!  While this is super convenient for you, the lemon rind serves as an excellent source of nutrients like nitrogen to your plant, which will help it grow nice a strong during these chilling winter months.  Not only that, but the confines of the rind itself will allow your plant to develop its own root system, with it being too intense that removing it from the planter can cause harm to it. Now, while we mention lemons in this article, you can use any citrus fruit under the sun to take advantage of this cool trick—just scoop it out and you’re good to go! For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!

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