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Instead of just pitching expired vitamins you can add them to compost or dissolve them in water and give it to your plants.
Source: Had the idea and verified it at the Mayo Clinic website.
By ann from Saint Peters, MO
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Put one vitamin tablet, I use Pre-natal Vitamins sold at Walmart, at the bottom of a dug hole for new transplants. As the tablet dissolves it feeds nourishment to the young plant.
I did this one year with some vitamins that were out of date, and everyone laughed at me...LOL... but i had a good crop of peppers that year! I'm glad to see others do this too, and now that i know it works, i will do it again~ (01/22/2006)
Why does feeding plants vitamins work? (03/02/2008)
By Bob Catman
The vitamins may not do anything. But they will not hurt your plants. They may provide some essential minerals that might be missing from your soil, but only in small quantities. (06/13/2008)
By Erik G