Although the picture might look like garbage, don’t throw it away! We’re eating a lot of oranges this winter, and while I was putting loads of peels in the compost, I remembered that insects don’t like orange oil. Now I’m scattering all the peels around the green leafy veggies in the greenhouse, and am having pretty good success. There are still a few moths in the greenhouse, but not as many as last year.
In the summer when you want to attract bees to pollinate your vegetable blooms, use apple cores and/or peels. Instead of composting them, place them near the blooms. Bees love them.
I have a friend who is saving all their egg shells – washing them, then crushing them. She’s going to use them to discourage cutworms. It should be pretty effective, and cheaper than diatomaceous earth, to accomplish the same thing!