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psfelts
Feb 27, 2016 10:06 PM CST
What can I use orange peels for in my flower garden.
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 27, 2016 10:13 PM CST
Welcome!
You can sprinkle them around the garden to keep cats from using it as their litter box.
You can put it in your compost pile. Just cut them up in small pieces. They decompose nicely and give a nice scent to the pile. There are also a lot of household uses for citrus peels of all types.
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psfelts
Feb 27, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Thank you
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Feb 27, 2016 10:23 PM CST
You're welcome! I'm sure there are other uses for citrus peels in the garden. There will probably be more answers tomorrow.
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Name: Paul
Madison, IN (Zone 6a)
delab
Feb 28, 2016 6:36 AM CST
I've heard, though not verified as I live in the north, that dried-grated orange peel will kill fire ants if placed around the mound. I do cut up and use citrus peels in my compost and have never had a problem with them.

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