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Quick Tip: Banana Skins are Food for Plants

Did you know that banana skins are good for plants? Banana skins contain small amounts of potassium, nitrogen and magnesium and act as a slow-release fertilizer.

26/04/2019

If your family likes to eat bananas you may be interested to know that banana skins contain significant amounts of potassium, nitrogen and magnesium and act as a slow-release fertilizer to feed your indoor plants and plants in the garden.

 

 

Keeping leftover banana skins and chopping these up to place in a blender with some clean water lets you make your own fertilizer for indoor plants. For out in the garden, chop up banana skins and dig these into the soil around plants. As the banana skins decompose they act as a slow-release fertilizer to feed your plants.

 

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You can also add banana skins to the compost heap to enrich the soil for adding to your garden.

How to make a fertilizer with banana skins

Cut up the banana skins into small pieces to make them easier to mix with the soil.

For indoor plants, cut the skins into small pieces and place in a blender with some clean water. Blending the skins with water makes an excellent liquid fertilizer to pour into your houseplant pots. The liquid fertilizer will give your houseplants a nutrient boost.

Want more information on how to use banana skin as a fertilizer? Watch the video below for details.

 

 

 

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