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Immediately after college, I found a job in my field.  I was ecstatic and virtually unable to pay my bills.  After a year of struggling to make my used Cavalier payments, I quit and got a job as a receptionist at a doctor’s office.  My favorite part about that job, other than my paycheck, was the people I got to meet.  I met everyone from judges to painters and everyone in between.  There was even one retired landscaper who used to bring me homegrown roses every time he visited. 

His roses were beautiful.  Unfortunately, he never shared all of his secrets with me, but he did share his recipe for a banana peel & coffee grind slurry.  He added this to his roses 2 or 3 times a month and swore by it.

Combine 1 torn banana peel with ½ cup water in a blender.

Puree until the banana peel and water are well combined.

Add 1 Tbs. of today’s coffee grinds.

Using blender, combine coffee grinds into banana peel mixture.

Apply to base of one rosebush and cover with soil.  Reapply every 10 to 14 days.

Happy Homesteading,


Tips and Tricks:

This “recipe” is for one rosebush.  As he had quite a few bushes, he saved his banana peels and made this slurry in a large blender.  I only have one rosebush, so I find that using my stick blender is perfect.

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