If you want to protect plants from winter cold and drying out, use polystyrene shield for the potted plants. Rapidly fluctuating temperatures from cold to hot and back can cause significant injury to roots. Place a piece of polystyrene under the pot. It helps against the cold window sill or overheated surfaces caused by the excessive heating during winter months.
Banana peels is a very quick fertilizer for houseplants! If you need to restore a dying plant, this fertilizer will help you very effectively. Pour peels with water and let them stand for a day. After that you can use banana peels again.
If bananas are spoiled and formed dark spots, you can use them for plants. Mash banana with a fork and mix it with a glass of water. Mix thoroughly and let it stand for a bit. Then pour the plant. Attention! Do not use bananas with mold! Take away all flesh pieces.
During winter months cactus and succulents should be watered only once every 14 days. Overwatered plants may rot.
Roses love banana peels, which contain a lot of potassium. Cut banana peels into small pieces and spread them around the rose bush, cover over with an inch of soil. They will love you for it.
Banana peels are a natural fertilizer and they will increase the size and number of the rose blooms.
Place the peels in the bottom of the hole and cover the peels with an inch of soil for newly planted roses.
Cut flowers keep fresh longer if you add one tablespoon sugar in lukewarm water. Do not change water every day; just top it up as needed.
The water in the vase with cut flowers will remain fresh and clean, if you put a piece of charcoal for grilling in it. Charcoal prevents the growth of bacteria and removes unpleasant odors.
Instead of charcoal for grilling, you can use a weak solution of warm water and potassium permanganate.
After use, rinse the vase with the solution of warm water and vinegar. Vinegar is the most effective way to kill bacteria, fungal spores and microorganisms.