Fertilizer
Q.

citrus rind

Zone RETIRED TO SPAIN,ALICANTE | robertpeter added on July 6, 2015 | Answered

In AMERICAN GARDENING MAGAZINE, it tells you to use the rind of an orange, lemon or grapefruit for your garden. First, dry the rind out. Then cut it up small, put it through a coffee grinder till it is powder. This is the best phosphorus and potassium nutrient your garden will ever need. Then add gelatin for your nitrogen. Have you ever heard of this before? It seems they have done experiments on this. Thought I should ask.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 7, 2015

Citrus Peels are used in organic fertilizers. I did not find any research in the addition of gelatin to your mixture.

Your Citrus can be composted also.
Here are a few articles for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/citrus-peels-compost.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/fruit-juice-on-plants.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Fertilizer
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More