I’m a gardening pro – how to feed your plants & have less trash with six easy tricks

COMPOSTING not only reduces waste, but it can also serve as the best food for your garden.

An eco-friendly expert has revealed just what you can and cannot compost in order to have the most stunning garden.

The experts behind Brightly warned people about what they were throwing away.


Fruit and veggie scraps are perfect for composting, as this will break down and turn into food for your plants.

You can also throw eggshells, tea leaves, and coffee grounds in the mix.

And shockingly, you can also throw in those greasy pizza cardboard boxes. Mind you, these can't be recycled.

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You'll want to keep any dairy products and meats out of your compost.

Additionally, glossy paper like flyers can't be recycled, unlike cardboard boxes.

These have been too processed and won't properly break down.

And shockingly, you should not compost potatoes.

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Previously, a second gardening pro had revealed that you can use orange peels to ward off any pests, specifically aphids, which are small sap-sucking insects that love to hang out in gardens.

Although they are not harmful to humans, they will suck the nutrients out of plants, making them sick.

You can also make a spray out of the orange peels and sprinkle it on your plants, according to Homes & Gardens.

"Spray this every three to four days to get rid of pests like slugs, aphids, ants, whiteflies, and fruit flies – and to keep them away," the second expert instructed.

This option also works equally well indoors, so you can protect your plants inside too.

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