'Magic' homemade food scraps can help boost your garden's growth

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A homemade mixture using kitchen waste is gaining popularity among gardeners for its ability to nurture seedlings and promote strong growth. TikTok user @creative_explained shared the recipe with his followers, using everyday kitchen ingredients to give seedlings a boost in their growth journey.

The recipe, which involves reusing eggshells and tea bags along with a sprinkle of cinnamon, has been praised for its simplicity and effectiveness in nurturing young plants. The process is simple: start by collecting clean eggshells and used tea bags, reports the Express.

From here, people should combine them in a container and add half a teaspoon of cinnamon for its natural antifungal properties. Then fill the container with water, allowing the mixture to steep for at least 24 hours.

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Some gardeners are encouraged to let the soaking carry on for even longer. This is so that maximum potency can be created.

From here, strain the mixture using a coffee filter. In their TikTok post, @creative_explained said: "What you have right now is a natural homemade nutrient-rich mixture you can apply to the soil to protect seedlings and help them grow strong."

When applied to seedlings, either as a soil soak or a leaf spray, the concoction acts as a natural protector, strengthening plants against diseases and promoting strong growth. The eggshell tea offers a sustainable solution, using a commonly discarded item to enrich the soil and improve the health of young plants.

The result is healthier root systems and improved nutrient absorption. This is crucial for the strength and resilience of seedlings as they grow into mature plants.

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