How to make a natural fertilizer from banana peels

Banana peels are a great material for making natural fertilizer for plants. They are rich in potassium, an essential nutrient for plant growth and flowering. Additionally, banana peels help improve soil structure and retain moisture.


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  • Banana peels
  • A glass jar
  • Water


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  1. Wash banana peels thoroughly to remove any pesticide or chemical residue.
  2. Cut banana peels into small pieces and place them in the glass jar.
  3. Cover banana peels with water.
  4. Let the mixture ferment for 2-3 weeks, stirring occasionally.
  5. Strain the mixture and store it in an airtight container.

The fertilizer is ready to use. It can be diluted in water, in a ratio of 1:10, and used to water plants.

Tips for using banana peel fertilizer:

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  • It is especially suitable for fruit plants, such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.
  • It can also be used for flowering plants, such as roses, hydrangeas, and geraniums.
  • Do not overdo the dose, otherwise you risk burning the plant roots.

Other recipes for making banana peel fertilizer:

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  • Liquid fertilizer: Add banana peels to a bucket of water and let them soak for 2-3 days. Strain the mixture and use to water plants.
  • Solid fertilizer: Dry banana peels in the sun or in the oven at low heat. Chop dried peels and spread them on the soil around plants.

These recipes are simple and quick to make and allow you to reuse a waste product, helping to reduce environmental impact.

Here are some additional tips for making banana peel fertilizer:

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  • Use organic banana peels whenever possible.
  • If you are using banana peels with any blemishes, remove them before composting.
  • Be sure to store your banana peel fertilizer in a cool, dark place.

With a little care and effort, you can easily make your own natural fertilizer from banana peels.


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