Using juice pulp in the garden....
So, lately I've been simply dumping my juicing pulp in the compost, being too lazy to make soups or anything with it, and figuring at least the compost pile benefits from it. But yesterday I started thinking...
Here's my plan:
I've made a big batch of juice this morning (broccoli-apple-lettuce-kale-cucumber!) with my vitamix, straining the juice with a nut-milk bag. I put the pulp back in the vitamix, added as much water as the container could hold, and blended it up again, so it's a thick-soup consistency. I'm thinking to next distribute the 'soup' into a half-dozen 5-gallon buckets I have outside and fill the buckets with water, and mix together, and then pour this mixture into my watering can (it's gonna take lots of refilling!) and then water my garden plants with it.
What do you think?
I've been using the rinse-water from vitamix for watering my house plants for a while now, and they seem to be enjoying it. I figure this would be like natural, organic fertilizer for the garden. There might be an issue with smell as the diluted 'soup' breaks down in the soil, but I haven't noticed this with my house plants.
If it works well, this could be something I do once a week, maybe. It'll take a while hand-watering everything with my watering can (don't know how I could make this more efficient!), but any time spent out in the garden is good time, IMO.
So, do you think it's a good idea? Has anyone tried anything like this?