Banana peel as a great fertilizer

Banana peel

If you care for the environment then you should avoid chemicals whenever you can. So, for those of you who prefer organic stuff we have a recipe how to make a fully organic fertilizer. You will be using food leftovers from your kitchen so, it is a win-win situation.

We refer to banana peels. Surprised? Well, banana peels are a treasure, because when they are just ripe enough they contain more nutrients than the actual flesh that many of us love. Bud did you know that there are places in the world where bananas are eaten with the peel? Yes, it is true and now you know why.

Potassium, magnesium and phosphorus

This is the golden trinity for all successful growers. Potassium, magnesium and phosphorus represent the nutritious pack that your green beauties need. Starting with seedlings, fruiting and flowering. There are plenty good substances in banana peels and you just need to know how to use them properly.

Banana peel

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Fertilize with chopped banana peels

If you do not want to complicate your life, simply chop banana peels into thin strips and mix them with the soil. They work best if you put them at the bottom of a flower pot – before planting.Plus flies will not get to them so your fertilizer will not attract insects and the roots will eventually reach them and take all the necessary nutrients.

You may also work the peels into the soil later, but make sure to cover them with a thick layer of soil, otherwise you may soon see various creatures around your flowers.

Banana extract

Another option is to make a banana peel extract. One banana peel per five litres of water. Let it infuse for 2-5 days (under a lid and away from living spaces). Strain the finished fertilizer, dilute it in a 1:5 ratio and use it daily to wateryour plants. They will be very happy.

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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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