Dig banana skins directly into the soil under your roses.
Crushed eggshells deter slugs and add calcium to the soil. They will somewhat sweeten (make more alkaline) the soil.
Coffee grounds add organic matter, and are somewhat acidifying. You can pick up used grounds at coffee shops oftentimes.
Got Pine Needles? Southerners know a good thing when they see it: mulch ericaceous plants with them.
Pond algae? Try a bundle of barley straw in the water- it really works! You can buy ready made bundles at Aquarium stores.
Grapefruit skins to attract slugs, for disposal. Dishes of beer work,too.
Do you handwash dishes? Use the soapy water after you’re done: pour into spray bottle and spray those aphids away.
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