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A Gardener's Notes

It's December in the great northwest. And yes, it's dreary and cold.

If you don't feel like going outside, you can still do things for your garden.

My roses adore banana peels, so I start putting them in the freezer in September.

It's also a good time to look at catalogs and books!

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Ellie Anderson
Ellie Anderson
26 mei 2020

After a winter of saving banana peels in large zip locks, I take them out and divide them up while they are still frozen. I usually get three or four peels per bush. (I have 30 rose bushes here.) I dig them in carefully at the drip line. I bury them. Not sure if that's needed, but they turn black and ugly. The roses adore them.


Barbara Stuckel Idso
Barbara Stuckel Idso
25 mei 2020

Thanks for the tip about using banana peels. How many peels do you recommend? Do you let them decay on the top of the soil or work them into the ground?

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