These DIY Gardening Fertilizers Reduce Food Waste and Make Plants Grow Faster

Trisha Sprouse-Walker

You don’t need to rely on pricey chemical fertilizers to keep your garden thriving all summer long. Your leftover food waste—from eggshells to banana peels—are beneficial to your plants. While all plants have different needs, sprinkling these leftovers over the soil can help growth, increase blooms, and keep insects at bay without the use of chemicals.