Vegetables' Wastages, Utilize them!
October 6, 2007 12:14am CST
Vegetable wastages are very common in our daily cooking process. Though we purchase vegetables with a high cost, on using it as our food, we forget about the wastages and simply throw them in outside dust-bins, which in turn pollute the enironment! Here is an innovative way to utilize them as a very good manure for your potted plants! Take an old plastic bucket of 16 litre size with a lid and put about one inch of earth on its inside base. Then keep it at a safe corner in your garden and put your daily vegetable wastages in it regularly. Mix the wastages in every three / four days intervals, while spraying a very little water. When the bucket is about 90% filled with the wastages, put a layer of about one inch cow dung and then one inch sandy soil on it and spray about a litre of water on the soil. Leave it for a month to decompose inside, while again spraying one litre of water and then inverting its position after 15 days. Then after a month, unload the bucket at the safe corner in your garden and allow the decomposed wastage to dry up as manure. Use about 250 grams of this manure in each of your 1 foot diameter size planted pot / 150 grams in each 9 inch diameter size planted pot in every three months. You may also use it for bigger plants on earth about 500 grams to 1 kg depending upon the plant's size. You will never need any other commercially avilable manure or fertilizer for your plants! Adding it to your pots regularly in every three months will work miraculously for plants' growth! Just try it and please discuss your views.