Banana Peels bring on Healthy Plants

Banana Peels bring on Healthy Plants

The common thing to do with banana peels is to throw them in the trash, however, there are miraculous uses for these yellow fellows. Here are a few tips on how you can use banana peels naturally in an unusual way in and around your garden.

To grow strong and lush plants, you need three things:

  1. The correct amount of sun(light) – that is sun for the sun-loving plants or shade for the shade-loving plants;
  2. Water;
  3. Soil that has sufficient nutrients.

Plants in containers need even more feeding because the nutrients wash out every time you water the plants.

A banana can help you with that!

Banana peels are a natural fertilizer and a natural pest repellent in the garden. If you compost, you already toss your peels into the compost pile, but have you ever made a banana tea? Using banana peel tea, you create an all-natural organic fertilizer filled with potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen, all well-needed nutrients for strengthening your plants and helping them resist pests and diseases.

But how do I make banana peel tea? 

Take a jar (2 litre size), chop your banana peels into pieces, put them in the jar, and then fill with water. Allow the jar to sit for at least 2 to 3 days and use the water for your container plants. 

Do not throw away the soaked peels; simply throw them around your plants in your garden and work it in directly into the soil. If you don’t like it in your garden, just throw it back on the compost pile.

Plant a banana peel

When you plant your newly-bought plants in your garden or plant up a new container, pop a banana peel in along with your plants in your garden. This will ensure a direct boost to your plants by improving the soil’s quality and will also attract beneficial worms and microbes to your soil.

Pest control

Working the peels into your soil will help to deter green aphids naturally. You can also spray the banana peel tea directly onto your plants to help repel aphids, and your plants will also absorb the minerals in the tea through their leaves. Air plants primarily benefit from banana peel spray for nutrients.

Hopefully, with these practical tips for using banana peels, you will change how you feel about banana peels. Next time you eat a banana, remember it is a healthy snack for you and your plants.

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