by Sustainable America
Have you ever thought about where all those discarded peels end up? Yep, with the rest of the trash at the landfill, where they produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide, as they rot. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, uneaten food accounts for 20% of methane emissions, which are a major contributor to global warming.
As it turns out, those peels don’t have to be trash. Eating the cooked peel along with the banana’s flesh is common in many Asian recipes, and as we peeled away the information, we found lots of other fantastic ways to use banana peels, from fertilizing tomato plants to making banana vinegar, as well as tips on helping bananas stay fresh and using overripe bananas. Here’s a handy infographic with all the ideas. Help us protect the peels!
Know the Benefits of Bananas and get tips to keep bananas fresh for longer
By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden)
Originally posted on Gardening Know How
While there are many repellents on the market aimed at keeping these animals at bay, there are no sure-fire results, as each cat responds to repellents differently. Let’s look at how to keep cats out of the yard and how to keep cats out of my garden soil.
How to Keep Cats Out of My Garden Soil
It’s no secret – cats are unpredictable and extremely territorial, so keeping cats out of garden areas can be a bit tricky. They mark their territory by depositing pheromones from scent glands (urinating or otherwise), and will continue to visit as long as their scent remains. Therefore, if an area of your garden has been frequented by a cat, the first thing you must do to keep cats out of the yard is remove any feces along with some of the soil.
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