My mother in law always did this, I though it was the chemicals in the peel that made it work so well. Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peels potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease
spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.
Seed Soaking: Tips For Soaking Seeds Before Planting
Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener trick. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Reasons for soaking seeds & how to soak seeds. By Heather Rhoades
Drip irrigation- I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottle.
Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs don't like them either! I put coffee grounds and egg shells in my garden all the time.
If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals dont like the smell of the orange oil. Ive been using this method in the front ga.