It is not at all uncommon to open the cupboard or refrigerator and throw away lots of food that we have let expire-a real waste! Some products, however, can be reused, although not really as food: this is the case with brewer’s yeast, which is widely used in the kitchen for making cakes, pizzas or other foods. If yeast has expired, don’t throw it away! This product can be very useful to you in the garden or in caring for your balcony plants. In fact, it can save you from buying some often very expensive gardening products. Here’s how you can use it in useful and creative ways.
As a liquid fertilizer
The easiest way to use yeast is to turn it into a convenient liquid fertilizer for your plants. You can do this by simply dissolving one and a half teaspoons of it in 2-3 quart of water and mixing well. At this point, you can use the mixture as watering water for your plants. The yeast stimulates the plants’ immune defenses, helping them to be stronger and more resistant, and their growth, helping them to develop new leaves. It also regulates the plant’s uptake, limiting that of toxins in the soil. Curious to find out more natural fertilizers for your plants? Read this article.
As a solid fertilizer
In addition to the first way of turning yeast into a natural fertilizer for your plants, there is also another, slightly longer but equally effective way. Dissolve the brewer’s yeast in water and then pour it into a freezer cube mold. Put it in the freezer for a few hours so that the water turns into ice cubes. Now you will have lots of small cubes of natural fertilizer that you can use by melting them on the plant’s soil as needed in a quick and convenient way.
To ward off mosquitoes
Warding off pesky mosquitoes is possible and simple if you have leftover yeast! All you need to do is add a teaspoon of yeast to about 1 cup of warm water, stir and add 2 teaspoons of sugar. Put it all in a jar with a fairly narrow neck (to be clear, with a funnel-like opening) and place it in a spot where there are many mosquitoes. The yeast, in combination with water and sugar will generate carbon dioxide, which, as well as the human body, attracts mosquitoes, which will get stuck in the jar. If you want more remedies against these pesky guests, particularly if they infest your bedroom, you can find out in this article.
To keep ants away
Among the many insects that can bother us by invading the garden are definitely ants. Almost no one knows, however, that to keep them away, it is enough to use a little bit of yeast. All you need to do is create a mixture of sugar, baking soda and brewer’s yeast: each of these substances must be one-third present. This is a powder/trap that will make the infestations disappear. If that doesn’t work, you can try the methods given here.
N.B: Use this remedy only outdoors, so on the balcony or in the garden, scattering it in the places where you have noticed the presence of ants.