Cucumber peels are extremely nutritious, packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. It should never be thrown away
Cucumber is one of the most versatile vegetables, and it can be eaten whole, in salads, sandwiches, or even soups. However, most people eat it after peeling it and discard the peels. What they don't realise is that cucumber peels are extremely nutritious, and packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. It should never be thrown away, and experts recommend eating cucumbers with the peel on. However, if you have some cucumber peels lying around, there are some ways to recycle them.
Cucumber Peels As A Repellent
You can directly place these cucumber peels in the plant's soil to keep ants away, which eat the leaves and harm the plant. Cucumbers contain an alkaloid that acts as a natural repellent. You can save the plant by not throwing away some peels.
Cucumber Peel Ash
This ash grows plants like magic. All you have to do is dry the cucumber peels in the sun and, once completely dry, light a matchstick and burn the dried peels. This will aid in the transformation of the peels into ash. Sprinkle this cucumber peel ash on the plant's growing soil. This promotes faster plant growth by allowing nutrients to be released more quickly.
Cucumber Peel Water
If you want to see rapid growth in your countertop plants, this hack will come in handy. All you need to do is place some fresh cucumber peels in a jar. Fill it halfway with water, cover it with a lid, and soak the peels for 5 days. After 5 days, strain the water and discard the peels. Use this magical water to promote healthy plant growth because it is high in potassium and phosphorus, both of which are required for healthy plant growth. This water can be added to the plants once every three weeks to see the magic work.