If you have a little leftover uncooked oatmeal, why not sprinkle it in your garden to help give your plants a nutrition boost and keep pests away? This tip works with non-instant, unflavored, pure uncooked oats. Sprinkling oats around plants that are tasty to slugs and snails will give them an alternative treat; when they eat the oatmeal, it’ll expand in their stomach and naturally kill them. And any leftover oatmeal will break down and give your plants iron and help stimulate root growth. If your hands get sticky from sap when gardening, rub them with oatmeal; it’ll help absorb the stickiness and get your hands clean in a jiffy.
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