Friday, August 6, 2010

More frugal kitchen tricks

I've just about managed to cut our trash back to one regular kitchen-sized trash bag every two weeks. 85% of that comes from the cat litter box. I'm beginning to wonder if we need a trash can at all at this point.

But I digress. In experimenting with my container garden this summer, I've discovered uses for two more things I would have otherwise thrown away.

1. Eggshells. Wash them, pulverize them, and spread them around your tomato plants. They love the extra calcium.

2. Green tea. Let the used teabags dry out, then remove the bag part and spread the tea leaves on your plants (all kinds). They love the extra nitrogen.


  1. Natural cat litter made with corn or wheat can be flushed [in most states] and kept out of a landfill.

  2. The eggs shells around plants in the garden also keep the snails away.

  3. My mum loves those tricks! I've tried them in my garden but with the current summer sizzle, they aren't doing as well as I'd like.

    Love your blog! So many great hints and recipes.

    Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas